Bigelow, Florence Irvine (Banderman) (December 23, 1871 - December 30, 1942)

Mother of Mrs. Sewell Dies At

Hospital Wednesday Eve Mrs. Florence Bigelow Was Residet of Converse County Twenty-six Years

Douglas Budget - December 31, 1942

Mrs. Florence Bigelow, 72, mother of Mrs. Albert Sewell of Douglas, passed away at the Memorial hospital about 10:20 o'clock Wednesday night. she had been in the hospital only a few hours. Death was attributed to a stroke suffered last May.

Funeral arrangements are not yet complete and will await word from sons and daughters outside Wyoming, who had been notified.

Florence Irvine Banderman was born at Wilmington, Del., on December 23, 1871. In 1896 she was married to Mr. Bigelow at Shelton, Neb. Five children were born to this union, three daughters and two sons, all living.

Mr. Bigelow passed away while the children were comparatively young. Twenty-six years ago last spring she brought her family to Converse county and was one of the first homesteaders to file in the Dry Creek community north of Douglas. When the children grew of age she left the home place and for many years made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Sewell.

Left to mourn her passing are her three daughters, Mrs. M.T. Schroder of Portland, Ore., Mrs. O.W. Mitchell of Eureka, Calif., and Mrs. Albert Sewell of Douglas; two sons, William of Eureka and Leland who is in the army at San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Flack of Minden, Neb., and Mrs. Sam Ellison of Omaha; a half brother, Victor Manspeaker of Tarzana, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

Mrs. Bigelow took up nursing as a young woman in Wilmington and made use of her profession off and on during her life. She nursed many of Dr. Hylton's patients during her residence in this county.

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