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Isadora "Dora" Bozman

Female 1857 - 1929


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  • Name  Isadora "Dora" Bozman  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Dora 
    Born  28 May 1857  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Isadora Sprinkle, age 38, white, born in Ohio
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Card #: 375, Dora Sprinkle, Post Office: Elrick Junction
    Died  11 Mar 1929  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  14 Mar 1929  Forest Home Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Obituary  21 Mar 1929  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Obituary Sketch of Mrs. E. M. Sprinkle.

      A. H. Bozman of this community, attended the funeral services of his sister, Mrs. E. M. Sprinkle, who died at her home in Mt. Pleasant. March 11th (1929).

      The following sketch of the deceased is taken from the Mt. Pleasant News:


      The First Baptist church was filled to the doors on Thursday afternoon (March 14, 1929) at 2:30 o'clock for the funeral of Mrs. E. M. Sprinkle, one of the most active and influential members of the congregation.

      The spirit of the hour was full of the realized presence of God. The good woman had planned for the service before her death. She was a happy follower of Jesus Christ, had unwavering faith in His guidance and faithfulness, and looked forward to the joyful hour when her happy soul should go to be with Him. Pastor Frank Weston conducted the services.

      The program, as requested by Mrs. Sprinkle, was rendered as follows: First the congregation, standing, sang "Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow"; then, following the invocation, a male quartet, Messrs. Lowery Wells, Andrew Wormhoudt, Sebastian Skipton and F. E. Weston, sang "The Beautiful Land." The Scriptures were then read and Miss Mary Haines sang "The Golden Bells of Jubilee." Prayer was then made and after that a mixed quartet, Miss Mary Haines, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wormhoudt and Mr. Weston, sang "Where the Gates Swing Outward Never." Then came the sermon from 1 Cor. 15:55, "0 death, where is thy sting, O grave, where is thy victory?" The pastor spoke words of true and earnest eulogy regarding the faithful woman whose life had meant so much to the world. The sermon over, the congregation arose and sang "All Hail the Power of Jesus Name." For all the musical numbers, Mrs. Catherine Noble acted as accompanist. Then the hundreds present gazed for the last time on earth upon the kindly face of the sister in Christ whose prayers and example had meant so much to them.

      Deacon L. L. Tumey A. L. Knapp, John F. Van Syoc, Ira Jones, Martin Harshbarger and Frank Edwards carried the casket to the grave in Forest Home. So was laid to rest a beloved one of God's elect.

      Dora Bozman, daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Orrison) Bozman, was born in Ohio, May 28, 1857, and departed this life at her home, 411 Lee street, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Monday March 11, 1929, at one o'clock in the afternoon, aged seventy-one years, nine months, and eleven days.

      She came with her parents to Iowa when she was seven years of age, and grew to womanhood in the vicinity of Morning Sun.

      January 23, 1879, she and Erastus M. Sprinkle, who survives her, were united in marriage at Burlington, Iowa.

      Four children came to bless their home; Pearl, now Mrs. U. S. G. Williams, and Fern, now Mrs. C. F. Boal, both of Mt. Pleasant, Bertha, now Mrs. F. H. Hensley, Annada, Missouri, and Mr. J. R. Sprinkle of Binger, Oklahoma.

      Two sisters, Mrs. I. Downs, Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. H. R. Rogers, Muscatine, Iowa; six brothers, A. H. Bozman, Morning Sun, Iowa; Ulysses, Frank and Norris Bozman, Dawn, Missouri, George Bozman, Edna, Kansas, and William Bozman, Woodward, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, a niece, Mrs. Lola Bozman Stewart, Raton, New Mexico, who after her mother's death found a loving home within the Sprinkle family, a number of other nieces and nephews, and many other friends and relatives survive. Her father and mother and one sister, Almeda, preceded her in death.

      Mrs. Sprinkle was an unusually devoted Christian. She knew well how to pray and to find access to the throne of grace. She was blessed with a rich alto voice through which she poured forth her praises to him who had redeemed and saved her. She was an honored deaconess in the First Baptist church, a teacher in its Sabbath school and a loyal and faithful follower of Christ Jesus. She taught also a class in the Lee Town Mission, where she was held in loving regard. Though her lips are sealed so far as this world goes, her prayers will not be forgotten by either God or man.

      On January 23, of this year Mr. and Mrs. Sprinkle celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. It was a happy event to them and their friends. Little did they think that in so short a time she would be numbered among those fallen asleep in Jesus. Several weeks ago she began to fail in health. All was done that could bb done to hold her here. But to no avail. She has gone and blessed memories linger behind to sanctify and bless those who mourn her going.
    Person ID  I22287  All Families
    Last Modified  15 Feb 2014 

    Family  Erasmus Milton Sprinkle,   b. 30 Oct 1852, Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1936 
    Children 
     1. Bessie Pearl "Pearl" Sprinkle,   b. 8 Feb 1880, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1969, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Bertha M. Sprinkle,   b. Between 1882 and 1883, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Ross "Ross" Sprinkle,   b. 25 Dec 1886, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Alta Fern "Fern" Sprinkle,   b. 5 Jul 1894, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1965
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7960  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S10665] Crews, Jeanne - Email (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    4. [S13005] Sprinkle, Isadora "Dora" (Bozman) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald (copied from the Mt. Pleasant News), front page, March 21, 1929; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).