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Pederson, August 1874-1925


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/10/2016 at 14:14:36

At about 12:30 Monday afternoon County Coroner J.M. Harris was called over to Elon, five miles east of Waukon, where August O. Pederson, a bachelor, had been found dead in his home.

As we learn it, Pederson, who lived alone, a quiet and respected resident of that locality for many years, was one of the haulers for the Church creamery and accustomed to starting on his route quite early. Monday, however, Pederson failed to start as usual and a close neighbor going to his home to see what was the matter found Pederson lying on the floor dead and a note he had written saying, "Have eaten salmon and am very sick." An empty salmon can on the table seemed to substantiate this statement; and that Pederson had endeavored to summon help was evidence by the fact that he was lying on the floor near the telephone, the receiver of which was hanging down.

After conversing with some twenty odd neighbors, who had assembled at the home, a number of whom positively identified the handwriting on the note as that of Pederson, it was decided an inquest was unnecessary and relatives were notified of his death.

~Postville Herald, Oct 22, 1925

Note: He is buried in Old East Paint creek cemetery. Jun 18, 1874-Oct 19, 1925


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