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Fannie E. Overman Aitken
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Birth: May 24, 1861
Cedar Falls
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1913
Cedar Falls
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA

Second wife of William T.M. Aitken. Her full name was Fannie E, Overman Williams Aitken.

Daughter of John Milton and Phoebe Jane (Cooper) Overman.

Full name, parental names and links provided courtesy of FAG member MochaBaer


Her first husband should have been Edward Williams (he died in Mazatlan, Mexico).

Fannie and Edward's daughter should have been Lola Overman Williams Sturm who married my great great Uncle Lemuel Sturm and their, daughter Florence Ione Sturm Rice (she passed last July 27, 2013).....I'm following a couple of letters that Ione wrote me.

The only paper documentation I have is Ione's letters and the California Death Index for Lola Overman Williams Sturm. Plus Ione's great grandfather, John Overman was the first mayor of Cedar Falls. Everything matches what Ione wrote.....I just need just a little more documentation for a solid match and I'm almost there.

The above biographical information was provided courtesy of Find A Grave member Piper. Thank you


[Waterloo Times Tribune, Friday, November 14, 1913, Waterloo, Iowa]


Cedar Falls, Nov. 13.-After a lingering illness, extending from the early part of last December, Mrs. W. T. M. Aitken, a prominent church and society woman of the city, passed quietly away about 9 o'clock this morning at her home, 709 Iowa street. On January 22, she underwent an operation at Rochester, Minn., and submitted to a second surgical operation several weeks ago.

Fannie Ellsworth Overman a daughter of T. M. and Phoebe Overman, was born in Cedar Falls on May 24, 1861. She grew to young womanhood here and was educated in the schools of the city. She married Edward Williams, and three children survive this union; Mrs. Lolo E. Sturns, of Los Angeles, California. Harry R. Williams, of San Francisco, California, Mrs. Edward Williams of Santa Paula, California.

In 1901 she married W. T. M. Aitken who is at present city clerk, and since that time resided at 709 Iowa Street. She was an active member of the Methodist church and also of the W. R. C. Her many womanly and Christian qualities readily formed for her a large circle of friends.

Besides the bereaved husband and children, she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Miss Flora and Al Overman, of Santa Paula, Cal., Edward Overman, of Los Angeles, Cal., Henry Overman of Elgin, Ill., Sarah Chase and Mrs. C. C. Howland of this city.

[Waterloo Times Tribune, Sunday, November 16, 1913, Waterloo, Iowa]

Funeral services for the late Mrs. W .T. M, Aitken will be held at 2:38 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church. J. W. Holland, pastor of the church of which Mrs. Aitken was a member, will officiate at the services. The ladies of the W. R. C., will attend in a body and assist in the final earthly rites for their former co-worker. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  John Milton Overman (1817 - 1906)
  Phoebe Jane Cooper Overman (1821 - 1899)
  William Totten Meigs Aitken (1851 - 1918)*
  Lola Overman Williams Sturm (1882 - 1973)*
  Edward Milton Williams (1895 - 1971)*
  Florence May Overman (1840 - 1926)*
  Sarah J. Overman Chase (1841 - 1924)*
  Lydia Ellen Overman Waterbury (1842 - 1901)*
  Emma Overman Howland (1847 - 1930)*
  Alfred Overman (1855 - 1917)*
  Milton C Overman (1856 - 1914)*
  Fannie E. Overman Aitken (1861 - 1913)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Fannie's inscription is on the north face of the monument, making it very difficult to read. An aluminum foil rubbing helps to make it more legible.
Fairview Cemetery
Cedar Falls
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Couple of Gravers
Record added: Apr 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68343470
Fannie E. <i>Overman</i> Aitken
Added by: Couple of Gravers
Fannie E. <i>Overman</i> Aitken
Added by: Couple of Gravers
Fannie E. <i>Overman</i> Aitken
Added by: Couple of Gravers
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