Nellie Elwell Rogers Ahlgrim (1885-1920)
(Mrs. John Wesley Ahlgrim)
The following article was found in the July 15, 1920, Lowell Tribune on
page 1, column 5:
NELLIE E. AHLGRIM
Nellie Elwell Ahlgrim, daughter of George Ethni and Louise Jane Rogers,
was born at Ambia, Ind., September 26, 1885, and departed this life July
7, 1920, at the age of 35 years, 9 months and 8 days. When just a girl
of 16 she confessed her faith and joined the Methodist church, of which
she was an untiring worker. For four years she was a successful teacher
and also taught a class of girls in the Sunday school. On her birthday
-- September 26, 1908 -- she was united in marriage to John Wesley
Ahlgrim and to this union three sons were born -- Wesley and Max and
Charles, the youngest who crossed the valley of death with his dear
mother that she should not be lonely. Following always the lesson of
the Good Shepherd she guided her little flock by love and it may be
truly said, she was a loving wife and gentle mother. She leaves to join
her on that glad day when by faith loved ones are reunited, a sorrowing
husband, two sons, Wesley and Max, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Rogers, of Sawgus Center, Mass., four brothers, Edwin, of Dallas, Texas,
Charles, of Tacoma, Wash., Clarence and Ernest, Sawgus Cener, Mass, and
one sister, Florence, of Sheridan, Ind.
You have left a tender memory
That time cannot erase,
We still feel you hand upon our brow
Still see your gentle face.
And always when we think of you
In mansions there above,
We'll humbly thank our gracious Lord
For such a mother's love.
The following article was found in the July 15, 1920, Lowell Tribune on page 1, column 4:
Card of Thanks: Our hearts deep thanks go out to our relatives, friends and neighbors for the sympathy and helpfulness shown us at the loss of our precious Nellie and sweet babies, Charles and Francis. Especially do we thank our friend Rev. Watt for the comforting service, the singers, also those dear friends who furnished automobiles, and all for the many beautiful flowers. Signed: John W. Ahlgrim, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Sirois, Mr. and Mrs. Max Ahlgrim and family.