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Margaret Pollard
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1820
Galway
County Galway, Ireland
Death: Dec. 4, 1911
Shelby County
Illinois, USA

An obituary published in the Shelbyville Democrat on December 7, 1911 for Mrs. Margaret Pollard stated that she had died at her home on North Broadway Monday [December 4]. She was one of the oldest and most beloved pioneer citizens of the city. Mrs. Pollard was born in the city of Galway, Ireland, on December 20, 1820. When but an infant she was brought to America by her parents. Mrs. Pollard's girlhood days were spent in Boston where at an early age she married. With her husband she went to LaSalle, Ill., the trip being made by boat down the Ohio and up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. There was no railroad in Illinois at that time and the only means of transportation were by boat and stage coach. This trip was made in 1835 when Illinois was yet in its infancy as a state. The country was sparsely settled and the cities that now show a large expanse of territory were then mere hamlets. While visiting in LaSalle, the husband died. The second marriage was to Michael Pollard, who died in Shelbyville on October 21, 1891. Mr. and Mrs. Pollard were married at LaSalle in 1837. In 1860 they came to Shelbyville, where they rounded out long and useful lives, loved and esteemed by all. Mrs. Pollard is survived by three daughters and four sons Thos. Pollard, Shelbyville; Mrs. Julia Chabin, Garden City, Kans.; Andrew H. Pollard, Shelbyville; John Pollard, Kansas City, Mo.; Misses Kate and Jennie Pollard, Shelbyville, and Edward Pollard, living in Texas. The funeral was held from the church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery. 
 
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 Children:
  Thomas Pollard (1846 - 1921)*
  Andrew H. Pollard (1852 - 1917)*
  John M Pollard (1854 - 1921)*
  Edward Henry Pollard (1864 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Eileen Bridges
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79121036
Margaret Pollard
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