Source: Newspaper obituary, Thursday, March 27, 1913; CFH Files


Word was received here Tuesday evening of the death of Mrs. Pauline Oppenheim, which had occurred Sunday afternoon at St. Petersburg, Florida. The news came by telephone from Gene [Jean] Oppenheim, who had a message at Chicago, and hastened home. He was delayed at Claypool and telephoned from there. The news was not unexpected, for all day Tuesday Isaac Oppenheim had been trying to get word from Florida and at last had received a message by way of Fort Wayne that his folks had left St. Petersburg. Under the conditions he knew that this could mean but one thing, and that was that his mother had passed away. Since then no word has been received, and it is supposed that Ben Oppenheim and wife and his sisters started at once for home with the body. The way trains are delayed it is impossible to tell when they can reach here, and the wires are in such condition after the storm that no communication can be had with them.

Arrangements are made for burial to take place at Wabash. Her husband, Jacob Oppenheim, who died a number of years ago, is buried in Detroit, but his body will be removed to Wabash.

Mrs. Oppenheim was 71 years of age and had been in poor health for several months. She went to Florida last fall, hoping that the climate there would be beneficial this winter, but she was taken more seriously ill a few weeks ago. Mrs. Oppenheim had lived in North Manchester for many years, coming here with her husband, Jacob Oppenheim more than thirty years ago. She was a woman well liked and respected by all who knew her. Six children survive her, they being Ben and Isaac Oppenheim, and Misses Anna and Fannie Oppenheim of this city, and Mrs. Robert Weiner, of South Whitley and Mrs. Ida Florsheim [Flonacher], of Chicago.