Obituary: Waterman, Anna Margaret (nee Graf) d. 1914
PASSING AWAY OF Her Death Occurred at the Family Home on North Eleventh Street After a Long illness. I WAS BORN IN GERMANY Came to This Country When a Young Girl, Located in Keokuk Where She Has Since Resided. Mrs. Anna Margaret Waterman, 211 North Eleventh street, who had been a resident here for many years, died at her home at about 4 o'clock yestep. day after a long illness. Her husband J. G. Waterman, who was an old resident here and at one time a successtail business man of the city, died about Ave years ago, and nearly ever since Mrs.* Waterman, while not confined to her bed, had been in declining health and under the physician's care. Recently she grew worse, and* last Wednesday morning fell from her couch to the floor, dislocating her shoulder and this injury and the shock attending it seemed to have hastened her death. When a girl or a very young woman she came to Keokuk from her native German home and located in Keokuk. Her maiden name was Anna Margaret Graf, and on October 30, I860, she was married to John G. Waterman who died five years ago the 27th of June, since -which time she continued her residence here. She was a regular attendant at the St. Paul German Evangelical church, but of late years her continued illness prevented her giving her usual earnest presence at these devotional services. Mrs. Watrman was a quiet woman who spent most of her time in the retirement of the home circle. She was a devoted wife, a kind mother and a loyal neighbor, though giving little attention to the conventionalities of social life. Those who knew her best, had the kindliest feeling for her and knew the warm impulses which moved her. She is survived* by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. W. N. McCourtney of St. Louis, Mrs. H. H. Jlngst of Keokuk, Miss Katharine Waterman of Keokuk and George and William Waterman of St. Louis. The funeral it is expected will occur Thursday.