Matie (1888 - 1913)
Surnames: POLING OLESON FLOWER AMY
----Sources: Scrapbook Collection of Ron Flink, newspaper article from 1913
Poling, Matie (2 Jan. 1888 - 7 Mar. 1913)
The following obituary was received too late for last week:
Died - At her home in Hixton on Friday, March 7th, Mrs. Matie Poling, aged 25 years, of pneumonia.
The telegram announcing Matie Poling’s death to her family here came as a thunderbolt from a clear sky and was a shock to the entire community.
Mrs. Poling was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Oleson Sr. and was born in Unity, Jan. 2. 1888 and spent all her girlhood in this village. Here she attended school and formed those warm school day friendships which endure through all time, for as a girl and woman she possessed a most likable disposition, temperament and character which endeared her to her friends. She was married on Dec. 9, 1907, to George Flower, who after a short wedded life of six months passed over the river. A few years after her bereavement she went to Cloquet where she took up the millinery work as a life’s vocation. Here she met Mr. Poling and on Nov. 15, 1910, she was married to him at Duluth, Minn., and for sometime continued her home at Cloquet. Last fall she spent several weeks here, going to Black River Falls where her husband was employed. Just about a week previous to her death they went to Hixton where Mr. Poling had contracted to work for the coming year. In going to Hixton, she contracted a severe cold which rapidly developed into pneumonia and on Monday a severe hemorrhage so reduced her strength that she was not able to revive and she passed away.
She leaves to mourn her death her husband, mother, four brothers and two sisters. She was a member of the order of Rebekahs and E.F.U. of this village and was an honored member of both societies.
The remains were brought to this village, Saturday, the funeral being held at the M. E. church on Monday afternoon under the auspices of the Order of Rebekahs who with the members of the E.F.U. attended in a body, Rev. Amy of Stanley officiating. Internment in the Lutheran cemetery. The sympathy of the entire village is with the husband, mother, brothers *** The rest of the article was cut off and not available at the time of transcription.
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