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 Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

Birth
Death 27 Oct 1911 (aged 76)
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 12323 · View Source
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Folk Figure. She was a Madam in Omaha who was the mistress of Dan Allan (a well-known river boat gambler in and around the Omaha area). After Dan died she started investing in real estate and amassed a large amount of money. As Anna's life was drawing to a close in 1911, she donated the mansion--land and all--to the City of Omaha for use as an emergency hospital. She asked only $125.00 a month rent until her death. Anna, who was 76-years-old at the time, was said to be worth upwards of a million dollars, and claimed she did not have one relative in the world. When asked about her gift to the city, she said she wanted to help humanity. She made the stipulation in her will that she was to be buried under 9 feet of concrete, so that the "respectable" society women of the town didn't disinter her body from her resting place by her lover, and move it out of Prospect Hill.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12323
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Wilson (27 May 1835–27 Oct 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12323, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .