Anna Qualley obituary

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Friday, September 26, 1919
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The remain of Mrs. Anna Qualley arrived in Lyle Tuesday from St. James, Minn., and were laid to rest in the Six Mile Grove cemetery, in the old family lot beside her husband, who passed away twenty-six years ago last March.

The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Iver Rudd and was born in Valder, Norway, in 1835. At the age of 16 years she started for America with her parents, brothers and sisters, but Mrs. Qualley and one sister, 4 years old, were the only ones that reached their destination. When the ship on which the family had taken passage, came within a short distance of Quebec, it was wrecked, and her parents, two brothers and one sister were lost, and only by her heroic efforts did she and her little sister 4 years old escape.

After two years' residence at Decorah, Iowa, she was united in marriage to Andrew Qualley and settled on the old homestead in Sec. 21, in Nevada township, mower county, Minn., where she continued to reside until about ten years ago when she came to Lyle to live with her son, John Qualley.

Four years ago last March she moved to St. James, Minn., where her daughters were living, and there she passed away last Sunday. She leaves to mourn her death: Four daughters, Mrs. E. O. Holke, Mrs. C. L. Ottum, Mrs. J. L. Ottum and Miss Julia Qualley, all of St. James, Minn; also twenty-three grandchildren, and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Grove church and was conducted by Rev. G. Storaasli. Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Holke, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Ottum, and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ottum, of St. James, were present at the funeral service.