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Obituary of Bozana Fridrich Svejkovsky

Death comes to Pioneer Woman

Mrs Bessie Svejkovsky, 74, pioneer woman, who has resided at the Svejkovsky farm, 8 miles southeast of Yukon, since 1891 passed away at an invalid's home on 23rd street, in Oklahoma City, Saturday. The deceased had become an invalid four years ago and had lived at the home for a year. Memorial rites were held at the Guardian funeral home, in Oklaoma City Monday, conducted by Rev AE sonStilli at the Unitarian church, and PJ Jelinck, president of the Yukon SCBJ lodge and burial was in Blecha cemetery south of the stockyards at Oklahoma. Bozana Fridrich was born in Czechoslovakia, 25 Feb 1867 and came to the United States with her mother, Frances Fridrch and brother, Joe and sister Annie in 1879, the family locating in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was united in marriage at Cedar Rapids to Frank Svejovsky 15 Sep 1883 and to this union, 12 children were born, two daughters of whom, Ludmilla and Albina preceded her in death. Following her marriage the family moved to Bonham county, South Dakota, where they made their home until the fall of 1891 when she and her husband moved to their farm southeast of town. Mr Svejkovsky departed this life in January 1929. Surviving children are as follows: Bessie Krivanek, southwest of Oklahoma City; Henry west of Wheatland; Frank A, Clarence and Edward, Yukon; Margaret Shedeck, Spearman, Texas; William, Oklahoma City; Joe and Albert, Venice California; Charles, southwest of Oklahoma City, also surviving are two sisters, Anna Stransky, Casper Wyoming; Mary Smith, Yankton, SD and one brother Joe Fridrich, deceased; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Oklahoma City newspaper (unidentified); dated about 3 January 1942; from the Svejkovsky Family History Collection of Aline Svejkovsky Garrett.

Notes for Bozana Fridrich; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2013; for Family Stories at