Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Mary Fowlie Hull

This is the obituary for Mary Anne (Fowlie) Hull from 1974. Mary Anne Fowlie was my great grand aunt and was the sister of my great grandfather, Frank Brown Fowlie.

Unfortunately, the copy I have does not list the newspaper it was published in. The obituary was likely written by a friend or family member and published by a paper in Webster or Calhoun County, Iowa. It is transcribed after the jump...

CALLENDER - Mrs. Mary Hull, 89, former Callender [Iowa] resident, died Wednesday morning [17 APR 1974] at the Gowrie Care Center where she had been a resident the past seven years. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday [19 APR 1974] at Petersen Funeral Home, burial in the Callender Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Among survivors are brothers: Henry Fowlie, East Alton, Ill.; Frank Fowlie, Lake View [Iowa]; a sister, Mrs. [Margaret Lucille] Dick Samsel, Bellflower, Calif.

Mary Fowlie was born at Keystone [Benton County, Iowa]. She married Clarence (Ed) Hull at Rockwell City [Iowa] and they made their home in Callender. Mr. Hull died in 1974. Mrs. Hull operated a nursing home for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

I have added the notes within brackets to help clarify the text. My notes say she was born in Garrison, Benton County, Iowa and the marriage records from Iowa indicate they were married in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa in 1908 and they were living there in 1910.