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Anna Wilson
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Birth: May 27, 1835
Death: Oct. 27, 1911

Folk Figure. She was a Madam in Omaha who was the mistress of Dan Allan (a well-known river boat gambler in and around the Omaha area). After Dan died she started investing in real estate and amassed a large amount of money. As Anna's life was drawing to a close in 1911, she donated the mansion--land and all--to the City of Omaha for use as an emergency hospital. She asked only $125.00 a month rent until her death. Anna, who was 76-years-old at the time, was said to be worth upwards of a million dollars, and claimed she did not have one relative in the world. When asked about her gift to the city, she said she wanted to help humanity. She made the stipulation in her will that she was to be buried under 9 feet of concrete, so that the "respectable" society women of the town didn't disinter her body from her resting place by her lover, and move it out of Prospect Hill. 
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 11, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12323
Anna Wilson
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Anna Wilson
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Anna Wilson
Added by: Marta Dawes
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Rest In Peace, Anna!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Mar. 19, 2015

- Brandon Burns
 Added: Feb. 3, 2015

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 Added: Oct. 28, 2014
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