Born: 21 Aug. 1871 in Forreston, Ogle County, Illinois

Died: 26 March 1936 in Velva, McHenry, North Dakota

From the Velva Journal: 2 April 1936

Well known Velva woman died suddenly at her home here Thursday of last week.

Funeral Services held Tuesday at Velva Cemetery.

Death came suddenly to Mrs. August Bearman at her home in Velva Thursday of last week following a heart attack. She had been in fairly good health and her sudden death came as a shock to family and friends.

Funeral services were held from the Nazarene Church in this city Tuesday with Rev. C. B. Prine officiating. Burial was in the Velva Cemetery beside the grave of her late husband, who passed away in Feb. 1935.

Mrs. Bearman is survived by four sons and one daughter. They are Ben of the Velva Community, Jesse of Drake, Edward of Enderlin, John of Oregon, Illinois, and Mrs. Ed Rolene of the Velva community. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Charles Shipman of North Prairie is a brother. Another brother resides in Iowa, and a sister in Nebraska.

Mrs. Bearman (Mary Shipman) was born in Forreston, Illinois in 1871. She grew in womanhood in that state and in 1891 was united in marriage to Mr. Bearman. In 1909 the family came to McHenry County settling first in Granville section and in 1918 moved to Velva which has been the family home since.

Friends join in extending members of the family sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

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