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Frances Louise Armstrong Bolsinger
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1856
Oquawka
Henderson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1917
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Frances Louise, (known as Fanny,) was the 7th child out of eleven born to Thomas Armstrong and Sarah Kernahan. She was born in Oquawka, Illinois but married Edward Elliott Bolsinger on 15 Oct 1874, in Des Moines, Iowa. They made their home in Burlington where they had five children, three of which lived to adults & into older age. Their children were; George Elliott, Marcella Zetta, and Raymond. Myrtle and Ivy passed when very young. It is difficult to get a clear picture of Frances, a daughter of an Irish, Protestant, immigrant mother and an Irish immigrant father. It seemed that her husband provided well due to a good job as yardmaster at the Burlington Railroad. He brought finer things to the home like a Victorla. The home was filled with opera music, Al Jolson and many Irish tenors. Her children moved away as adults. George to Washington State, Zetta to New York, Ray to Calif. (eventually.) She and her husband visited them. On a visit to George she had problems with her gall bladder and went in for what was suppose to be a simple surgery, but she died on the operating table. her distraught husband said he would never go to a hospital as they were responsible for her death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Armstrong (1814 - 1869)
  Sarah Kernahan Russell (1822 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Elliott Bolsinger (1846 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  George Elliott Bolsinger (1876 - 1943)*
  Myrtle Bolsinger (1883 - 1883)*
 
 Siblings:
  Florence Armstrong Green (1840 - 1894)*
  Annie Myrtle Armstrong (1849 - 1861)*
  Mary Ellen Armstrong Greene (1850 - 1894)*
  Frances Louise Armstrong Bolsinger (1856 - 1917)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
No Marker
 
Burial:
Aspen Grove Cemetery
Burlington
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 192, Lot 9, Grave 2 No stone
 
Created by: Dona McPhillips
Record added: Jun 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38231321
Frances Louise <i>Armstrong</i> Bolsinger
Added by: Dona McPhillips
 
Frances Louise <i>Armstrong</i> Bolsinger
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Frances Louise <i>Armstrong</i> Bolsinger
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- Dona McPhillips
 Added: Jul. 21, 2009
 
 
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