|Anna Elizabeth Avery Aldrich|
|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1853|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1917|
Mrs. L. H. Aldrich -- Mrs. L. H. Aldrich passed away at Omaha at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Riley, Thursday, September 19th, of [illegible], at the advanced [illegible] 5 months and 2 days. The end was not expected for she had been in good health up until time of death. She had just returned from a tour of thru (sic) the state of Minnesota, where she had been for a little outing. Anna Elizabeth Avery was born the 11th day of April 1853. While yet a young girl she moved to Polk county where has resided ever since, boasting of having resided in that county for 38 years. In the year 1872, she was married to L. H. Aldrich and to this union 12 children were born, 7 boys and 5 girls, of which 2 girls preceded her in life. All the children attended the funeral but one son, who resides in Minnesota, and conditions at home were such, with his own family that he was unable to attend. Those attending the funeral were: Charles of Wolbach, Walter and Alf of Omaha, George and Wm. Of Becker, Minn., Robert of Polk, Mrs. Lucy Riley of Omaha, Mrs. G. W. Rolls of Palmer and Mrs. Alice Bonaja of Polk. The pall bearers were the six sons. Mrs. Aldrich was a devoted mother and a kind and thoughtful neighbor, and will be greatly missed by those who enjoyed her close friendship, she has been in Wolbach several times, and on her visits here she has made many good and thoughtful friends who are sorry to learn of her departure from this earth. The funeral was held from Aberville, this state where they were laid to rest. She leaves besides her sons and daughters, only one relative, which is a brother, 33 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and a host of friends. One thing worthy of mention is that her father, George W. Avery, was one of the first passengers to strike out across the plains for California in 1849, at the time of the gold rush. Many are the tales that she has been told by her father, and she later related them to her children. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 27, 1917
Created by: Linda Berney
Record added: Sep 25, 2011
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