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 Evelyn H <I>Hulburt</I> Amlie

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Evelyn H Hulburt Amlie

  • Birth 12 Oct 1866 Linn Grove, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 21 Mar 1937 Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Peterson, Clay County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 120117433

Funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon for Mrs. T.R. Amlie, beloved pioneer of this community, who died last week while spending the winter in Long Beach, California. Death occurred Sunday morning, but the body did not reach here until Friday afternoon. The funeral service opened with a short service at the home just north of town and the cortege then moved to the Congregational church where a large following of sorrowing friends and neighbors were gathered to do last honor to the deceased.

Evelyn Hulbert, daughter of Hiram P. and Emma Newcomb Hulburt was born October 12, 1866. She often referred to herself as probably the oldest living child born in Buena Vista County.

Her mother died when Evelyn was five years old, leaving five small children motherless, two older and two younger than Evelyn.

Two subsequent remarriages of the father left the children to be brought up by his second and third wives. In the meantime, Mr. Hulburt had shifted from farm to sawmill and back again to farm. Three successive crops were destroyed by grasshoppers hitting hard all of only moderate means.

The educational opportunities were meager in thos days, but her parents managed to give Evelyn the benefit of the local schools supplemented by one year at Grinnell college.

After teaching in rural and town schools some eight years, Evelyn relinquished this profession for a nurse's training course. After graduating from St. Josephine, she was appointed superintendant of Cook County Hospital, Chicago, which posit [sic] she held until her marriage to Thomas R. Amlie in 1896.

Mr. Amlie was engaged in teaching during the years following their marriage up to June 1, 1900 when they moved onto the farm they now occupy. Three children were born to this untion, Lucile Ione, Brandt Hulbert and Elizabeth, all closely identified with Peterson.

In addition to her own family, Mrs. Amlie found room in her heart and crowded house for the orphaned nephew and niece of her husband, Dr. Paul Amlie of Tripoli, IA, and Mrs. Jeanette Millard of Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Besides husband and children, Mrs. Amlie is survived by a sister Jetta Hulburt of Long Beach, California and a brother Milo, of Alaska and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Amlie all through life, being of Puritan ancestry, had strong religious feelings and in her later years showed a lively interest in all social and economic qauestions of the day. Her interest in religious work is best attested by the fact that up to death she expressed a desire that her family use the money normally spent for funeral flowers, for church benevolences.

It may be noted here that several friends added their contributions for the same purpose.

Mrs. Amlie suffered a paralytic stroke on the evening of March 18 while working on a rug, passed into a coma and expired in the Community Hospital of Long Beach, California, the following Sunday at 12:45 a.m.

Interment was made in Oakland Cemetery at Peterson.

Peterson Patriot, Mar. 31, 1937, Pg. 1


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  • Created by: Nancy
  • Added: 10 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120117433
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evelyn H Hulburt Amlie (12 Oct 1866–21 Mar 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120117433, citing Oakland Cemetery, Peterson, Clay County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Nancy (contributor 47187842) .