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Evaleen Sarah Belden
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1858
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1940
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA


Her Obituary

Caledonia Journal, 11 Jan. 1940

Miss Evaleen Sarah Belden, a life long resident and a pioneer school teacher of Caledonia, passed away at a Rochester hospital on Sunday, January 7th, at the age of 84 years.

Miss Belden was born in Caledonia on September 24th, 1856, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Belden. After attending school she graduated from the Caledonia Academy. She taught in the public schools at Albert Lea, the public schools of Caledonia and in the preparatory department of the Caledonia Academy, which was conducted by her brother, the late W. D. Belden. Later she became a registered assistant pharmacist and was employed in the Belden Drug Store [at Caledonia] for many years. [See also the 1895 Minn. State Census, Houston Co., Caledonia, p. 1, microfilm].

Miss Belden took a keen interest in political, social, and religious matters and managed her own affairs until two years before her death.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Potter Funeral Home. The Rev. H. W. Hynes officiated at the service. Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery.

Eveleen survived her entire family, including her parents, and her brother, William D. Belden.


Biography by Tom Brocher

Evaleen (Evaline) was born at Caledonia, Houston Co., Minnesota, 24 Sept. 1858; died unmarried at Rochester hospital, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, Sunday, 7 Jan. 1940, ae. 84 years; buried next to her parents at Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia, Minnesota, Tuesday, 9 Jan. 1940 by Rev. H. W. HYNES, a Methodist minister [Her Obituary, Caledonia Journal, 11 Jan. 1940].

She was raised at Caledonia, Houston Co., Minnesota, went to school there, and was member of the first graduating class, 1877, of the Caledonia Academy.

As a young woman, she kept an autograph book that records the residences of many of her relatives.

She lived with her parents at Caledonia for many years until they passed away.

She was made actuary of the Evergreen Cemetery Association in late 1899 [Houston Co. Deed, Art. of Incorp., No. 11845, dated 6 Nov. 1899].

She is mentioned in the final decree of her mother's will dated 26 Oct. 1903 at Caledonia, Minnesota.

In 1920, retired, she lived alone at Caledonia [1920 U.S. Census, Minn., Houston Co., Caledonia, entry 330/339, microfilm].

In the last two years of her life she became incapable of caring for herself and became a ward of her niece, Anstis (Belden) PATCHIN, April 1937, who resided at Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota [Houston Co. Prob. Rec., Bk. 140, p. 37].

Family links: 
  James Johnson Belden (1822 - 1913)
  Anstis Fidelia Dunbar Belden (1827 - 1902)
  William Dunbar Belden (1850 - 1939)*
  Evaleen Sarah Belden (1858 - 1940)
  James Ernest Belden (1861 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section A, Plot 62
GPS (lat/lon): 43.63389, -91.5071
Created by: Tom Brocher
Record added: Dec 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82358108
Evaleen Sarah Belden
Added by: Tom Brocher
Evaleen Sarah Belden
Added by: Tom Brocher
Evaleen Sarah Belden
Added by: Tom Brocher
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