Minnie W. Rosendahl, Thursday, 31 Dec 1964, pg. 1, col. 2, Vol. 57, No. 8
I M. W. Rosendahl Pioneer Local Milliner, Is Dead Mrs. W. M. Rosendahl, 83 years old, a resident of Checotah for more than 60 years, died at her home in this city at 10:20 o'clock Thursday morning after an illness of several years. s Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery under direction of the Smith Funeral home. Mrs. Rosendahl, the former Minnie Waits of this city, entered the millinery business in Checotah. in 1902 and successfully operated the firm for more than 40 years iafter which time she retired. She had vast land and real estate holdings In the area. Minnie Walts was born in Harri-' son, Ark., September 23, 1881 and moved to Checotah with her parents at 1 an early age. She married Ben Rosendahl in Muskogee on November 27, 1910. She was a community religious leader for many years and was Instrumental in bringing numerous big time revivals to the city. She constructed the Union Tabernacle on North Broadw.av where many of the salvation services were held. Mrs,' Rosendahl continued to handle most all of her own business affairs until about three years ago when she went under the care of a physician. She became ill Christmas day and lapsed into a coma, from which she failed to rally. Her only immediate survivor Is John Womack, a nephew of this city.