Bamford, Lillie May (Poland) (November 19, 1870 - October 24, 1948)

Mrs. Bamford Dies Sunday;

Was Ill Year

Unknown - October 28, 1948

Funeral services for Lillie M. Bamford will be held at 2:30 p.m.Thursday from the Congregational church with burial at Douglas Park cemetery.

Mrs. Bamford died Sunday morning at Converse County Memorial Hospital,just 26 days before she would have attained her 78th birthday. She had been in the hospital for the second time in the past three weeks and had been in failing health for a year.

Mrs. Bamford was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 19, 1870. With her parents she came to Nebraska at an early age, the family settling at Sargent, Neb.

At the age of 18 Lillie May Poland was united in marriage to Ed Hood to which union one child Josephine Belle, was born.

A few years later they moved to Glenrock, residing there a few years, then moving to Douglas.

On June 16, 1901 she married Thomas Bamford, the couple making its home here for 45 years until his death March 7, 1945.

She also was a member of the Townsend club and was one of the club's most ardent workers. Throughout her life in this community she always was ready to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors.

Two brothers, Vivian and George still are living in this community, one brother, Mel Poland, having preceded her in death two weeks ago.

Also left to mourn her passing are her daughter, Mrs. I.E. Robbins of Douglas; two granddaughters, Mrs. Margaret J. Corrington of Douglas and Mrs. I.O. Couch of Nixon, Texas, and three great-granddaughters, Sherrie Lynn Corrington of Douglas and Jolin Lee and Beverly Couch of Nixon, Texas.

Lillie Bamford Service Set For

Thursday P.M.

Unknown - October 28, 1948

Last rites for Mrs. Lillie M. Bamford, 78, will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. in the Congregational church, with the Rev. Louis Gale officiating.

Mrs. Bamford, long time resident of Douglas and of Converse county, died Sunday morning after a long, sporadic illness.

Pallbearers will be Ted Daniels, Bill Gentle, Herman Wulff, Gene Payne, Albert Taylor of Midwest and Don Campbell of Storey.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Ia., on November 19, 1870, Lillie May Poland was married at 18 to Ed Hood. They had one child, Josephine Belle.

On June 16, 1901, she married Thomas Bamford, and they lived in Douglas for the next 45 years. Bamford preceded her in death.


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