|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1860|
|Death: ||May 5, 1926|
ISOBEL "Belle" (HUBBARD) ANNING , widow of Herbert Anning and formerly of Sterling, passed away in a Chicago hospital Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock, after an illness lasting several years. The remains will arrive in Sterling on the 1 o'clock train Saturday. H.W. Bunn of Rockford, brother-in-law of Mrs. Anning will arrive in Sterling Friday to make funeral arrangements.
The passing of Mrs. Anning will bring sorrow to many of the older and middle aged residents of Sterling. As Belle Hubbard, before her marriage, she was one of the most popular young ladies of the city. For a number of years she served as librarian in the city library, then in the Academy of Music building. She was possessed of an unusual personality and vivacity and her lifelong attachment to Sterling and her old Sterling friends kept her in touch with them during the years of her absence, until the breaking down of her health due to a stroke of paralysis shortly after the war.
Her husband was a former Sterling man and for many years he was a department manager in the J.V. Farwell Co. organization in Chicago. About two years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Anning moved to California, where it was hoped that rest in the Pacific coast climate would benefit them both. Mr. Anning's death about a year ago came as a shock to their friends here, whose especial concern had been for what they regarded as the more serious condition of his wife.
About two weeks ago, Mrs. Anning was brought to Chicago to receive treatment, and it is presumed that either another stroke of paralysis or failure to recover her strength after the long trip from the coast brought about her death. Mrs. Anning was born in Sterling, the family home being where the Y.W.C.A. now stands.
She is survived by one son, Herbert D. Anning of California, whose health will not permit his being here for the funeral, and by three sisters and one brother, as follows: Mrs. H.W. Bunn of Rockford, Mrs. Harriet Tillson of Columbia, Mo., Mrs. Lena Clark of New York and Fred Hubbard of Stockton, Cal. The hour for the funeral services will be announced later.
Internment will be in the family lot in Riverside cemetery, beside the remains of her husband, who was brought here from California for burial.
From the Sterling Gazette May 6, 1926 Note: Belle Hubbard Anning's stroke (noted briefly in the obit), was reported in her sister, Harriet Hubbard Tillson's diary as an entry on April 29, 1920 – "Belle has a stroke this noon".
Funeral Notice Sterling Gazette May 7, 1926 - Funeral of Mrs. Belle Hubbard Anning Saturday: The funeral services for Mrs. Belle Hubbard Anning will be conducted by Rev. C.M. Irwin at the Presbyterian Church Saturday afternoon immediately after the arrival of the 1:07 pm train from Chicago. The remains will be taken from the train directly to the church.
Interment will be in the family lot in Riverside. Mrs. Lena Clark, of Syracuse, N.Y., sister of Mrs. Anning, will accompany the remains from Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Stocking and son came from Rockford Friday and will be here to attend the services Saturday. Mrs. Stocking is a niece of Mrs. Anning.
Ferdinand B. Hubbard (1818 - 1900)
Mary Otis Dorchester Hubbard (1834 - 1917)
Herbert Melhuish Anning (1861 - 1925)
Lizzie L Hubbard Harpham (1859 - 1883)*
Isobel Hubbard Anning (1860 - 1926)
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Record added: Nov 01, 2012
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