Mrs. Ollie Dine Perkins Saltzman, a
Posey county pioneer who in 1899 made an 11 day, covered wagon trip to Dexter, Mo., with her family, died Sunday (30
Oct 1955) night
Mrs. Saltzman's death occurred on her
88th birthday and followed by 10 days after which she had broken a hip.
The funeral will be at Tuesday there. Morris Aldrich, Mt.Vernon, a nephew of the deceased, and his wife
plan to attend the rites. Other local relatives may also go to Dexter for
The late deceased and her husband, Henry Saltzman,
also of an early Posey family, resided at Stringtown
on the Mt.Vernon - New Harmony road south of Benton's machine shop prior to their departure
for Missouri. Mr. Saltzman
died two years ago at the age of 86, his death severing marital bonds of 66
Surviving Mrs. Saltzman are a daughter,
Mrs. Mabel Randolph, Hammond, Ind., a number of grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and great greatgrandchildren; a
half-sister, Mrs. Thomas Mills, and a half brother, Ira Perkins, both of the
Mt. Vernon vicinity.
Mrs. Saltzman was a daughter of James
Wesley Perkins and Mary Ann York Perkins.
She and her late husband were married Oct 11, 1888 and continued their residence in Posey county until their migration to the West over open land and
streams in May of 1899.
They resided on
a Missouri farm until advanced years forced their
retirement and then moved to Dexter.