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Margaret Jane Wollam obit sent by Shirley Mason
Margaret Jane Wollam, daughter of Peter and Mary Cauffman, was born in Salem, Juniata county, Pennsylvania, July 29, 1841, and died at her home in Berrien Springs, March 12, 1926, age 84 years 7 months and 13 days. On Oct. 14, 1860, she was united in marriage to James C. Wollam and two this union was born seven children. Four of the children, together with the husband, have preceded her to the Great Beyond, the youngest child, Mrs. Warren P. Mason, having passed away just six weeks ago. The remaining children are Jess and Frank of this place, and Melvin of Homestead, Fla. Mrs Wollam also leaves on sister, Mrs. Etta Markley, of Buchanan, and one brother, Will Cauffman, of Dowagiac, who is spending the winter in California. She also leaves 11 grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Wollam united with the Methodist Church of this place by letter Jan. 9. 1866, and at the time of her death was the oldest both in membership and age.
She was a charter member of the Ladies of the G. A. R. circle and also held a life membership card of the Olive Rebekah lodge. Elkhart County, Indiana
Index to Marriage Record 1850-1920 Inclusive Volume I Letters A-E Inclusive
Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Goshen W. P. A. Complied by Indiana Works Projects Administration 1940
Name: Margaret J. Cauffman
Spouse: James Woolham/Wollam
Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1860
Original Source Page: 538
Margaret Filed Civil War Pension in 1914 from Michigan, Company G 74 Indiana Private, Union. Margaret received $20.00 per month for James service in the war.