Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Anne Fleck Ingram

Her surgery for gallstones had gone well, and Anne Fleck Ingram seemed on the road to recovery. But on August 11, 1922, suddenly and unexpectedly, she died.

2016-6-8. Anne Fleck Ingram obituary
(Click on image to enlarge)
Hobart News 17 Aug. 1922.

The cause of death, according to the Gazette, was a blood clot. Anne was only 37 years old.

I am not sure where the "old Fleck homestead" was, but my guess is a parcel of land northwest of Hobart, shown here on the 1874 Plat Map as belonging to Peter Fleck, Anne's grandfather:

2016-6-8. Fleck 1874

Peter had owned 80 acres in that vicinity as early as 1854. (I suppose he lost a little acreage to the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne and Chicago Railroad when it came through in 1858.) So it was possible for Anne's father, Michael, to have been born there in 1862.

If you look at that parcel now, some of it looks as empty as Peter might have found it in 1854.

Additional Sources:
♦ "Mrs. Anne Ingram Dies Suddenly." Hobart Gazette 18 Aug. 1922.
♦ Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society. Early Land Sales and Purchases, Lake County, Indiana, 1837 – 1857. Valparaiso: Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society, 2006.

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