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Nettie Roland Callihan
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1873
Newark
Knox County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1934
Keokuk
Lee County
Iowa, USA

Nettie Roland, daughter of Oscar Glen and Mary Sacket Roland, was born at Newark in Knox County, Missouri, October 17, 1873, and passed away at the Graham Hospital in Keokuk on March 1, aged 60 years, four months and 14 days. Her death came as a shock to her many friends who did not realize the seriousness of her condition. In childhood she came with her parents to Luray and thus lived the most of her life at that place. For ten years she was an efficient clerk in the general store conducted by J. W. Fonda.

On November 24, 1901, at Kahoka, Missouri, Rev. Matt Sexsmith united Nettie Roland in marriage to Dr. Richard Callihan of Luray. Two children were born to this union, Roland Stuart of Luray and Charles Ferris, a student in the medical department of the State University at Columbia.

Mrs. Callihan was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge from its incipiency in Luray.

In February 1887, when but 13 years of age she became a member of the Luray Methodist Protestant Church and continued an active and loved member from the time of the erection of the present building to the time of her death. She was a member of Mr. Fondaís first Sunday school class in the new church, and has been a member of various classes ever since. She was a leader in all the benevolent work of the church, being active in the Womenís Auxiliary and other departments.

After her fatherís death she took care of her mother during the remainder of her life. Besides her parents, and her stepdaughter, Helen Callihan to whom she became in every sense a true mother, she is the first break in the family circle, leaving to mourn her loss, two brothers, Harry E. Roland of Kansas City and William P. Roland of Fort Madison, Iowa, her husband, the two sons named and two grandchildren, Richard and Dennis Callihan.

The day preceding Mrs. Callihanís wedding she wrote in her diary a wish and a prayer that she might not only be happy, but that she might make others happy. That prayer was characteristic of her life. She lived a sunshine life and one of ministry to others. She was a true helpmate to the doctor. Through her care many of his numerous patients came to know her kindly hand and cheerful word. She will be missed in the social, fraternal, and religious life of the community, and in her extensive bur loved circle of friends.

Funeral services were held in the Luray Methodist Protestant Church on Sunday, March 4, conducted by Rev. J. A. Harp of Keokuk, and Rev. Ed Dawson of Luray.

The pallbearers were Roy Gutting, N. M. Mosier, Clyde Randle, William Carter, Oval St. Clair, and L. A. Selway.
Clark County Courier - March 9, 1934 ed. 
 
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 Parents:
  Oscar Glenn Roland (1849 - 1924)
  Mary Frisby Sacket Roland (1854 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Richard G. Callihan (1868 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Helen Gwynne Callihan (1896 - 1914)*
  Roland Stuart Callihan (1903 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry E. Roland (1872 - 1940)*
  Nettie Roland Callihan (1873 - 1934)
  William Phylander Roland (1877 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Combs Cemetery
Luray
Clark County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Center Section, Row 5
 
Created by: Peggy Dochterman
Record added: Aug 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57086745
Nettie <i>Roland</i> Callihan
Added by: Peggy Dochterman
 
Nettie <i>Roland</i> Callihan
Added by: Peggy Dochterman
 
Nettie <i>Roland</i> Callihan
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