Paullina Times, 16 Feb 1899, p. 5
Died - At the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Benson, Primghar, on February 7th, Mrs. Polly A. Hatch, at the advanced age of ninety years, lacking two months. With her death there passes form her large circle of acquaintances a most remarkable character. Retaining her memory and other faculties almost unimpaired until the end, her experiences running back to the beginning of a century were an unfailing source of entertainment to her friends.
Her father served in the war of 1812 as a regular soldier and it is believed that as a lad in his teens he took an indirect part as teamster in the Revolutionary war. This being the case the old lady was a "real daughter of the Revolution" of whom there are now a very few surviving in the United States. Her maiden name was Polly Welton. She was born in Connecticut and moved westward to Ohio, Wisconsin and finally to Iowa. Of her eight children five survive her, two of whom are Mrs. Benson and Mr. E. W. Hatch of Primghar. Of her grandchildren, Mrs. Peak, Mrs. Jno. Brown, and Mrs. Ward live in Dale township. Her funeral took place at the home of her son, Rev. Parsons officiating, and her grandsons, by her special request, acted as pall bearers.
Transcribed by Alan Nicholson