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 Anna Poole <I>Sellman</I> Hersperger

Anna Poole Sellman Hersperger

Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 28 Apr 1923 (aged 44)
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row F North, Lot 6, Site 10
Memorial ID 63697110 · View Source
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- Charles Sellman [1848-1902]
- Lucy (Veirs) Sellman [1854-1913]

Married Elmer Clayton Hersberger on April 17, 1901 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

- Webb Sellman [1902-1933]
- Russell Clayton [1903-1969]
- Evelyn Poole Anderson [1904-1984]
- Louise Jones [1911-1976]


Saturday, April 28th, 1923, at 1:45 a.m., Anna S. Hersperger's spirit quietly and peacefully took its flight into the Great Beyond. Suddenly stricken with pneumonia the 15th of April, she was ill from the beginning, and though every attention was given her, she was called away.

She was a devoted wife and mother and leaves to mourn her departure a broken-hearted husband and four children—Webb, Evelyn, Russell, and Louise, the latter at the ages when a mother's love and counsel are so invaluable—in such cases it almost shakes the faith of the strongest, yet, we pray, Thee, O God, to enable us to say, "Thy will be done."

Anna was a good neighbor, ever ready to lend the helping hand. She stayed very close to her fireside, yet always enjoyed an outing with her friends.

A gloom is cast over the whole community and the large gathering of friends around her grave attested the love and respect in which she was held.

April 30th, Mr. Griggs, a much-beloved Episcopal clergyman, who officiated at her marriage to Mr. Elmer Hersperger, offered a beautiful prayer of comfort and promise at the house, after which the remains were taken to Monocacy Chapel, there Mr. Griggs read some comforting scripture and that lovely hymn, "Abide With Me," the bearers then bore the coffin to the grave in Beallsville cemetery and we left all that was mortal of Anna within its confines.

Our hearts are sad, but we weep not as those who have no hope.

Funeral Notice
Evening Star (Wash., DC) - May 1, 1923

The funeral, of Mrs. Anna Poole Hersperger, wife of Elmer C. Hersperger. who died of pneumonia early Saturday morning at her home near Seneca, this county, took place yesterday morning from the chapel at Monocacy cemetery, at Beallesville, this county. The services were conducted by Rev. Walter P. Griggs, formerly pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Poolesville, and burial was in Monocacy cemetery. Mrs. Hersperger was a daughter of the late Charles Sellman of this county.




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  • Added: 3 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63697110
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Poole Sellman Hersperger (15 May 1878–28 Apr 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63697110, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .