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Arthur M. Petersen (1887-1915)


Posted By: Cheryl Siebrass (email)
Date: 2/24/2010 at 17:04:55

Date of Death - September 2, 1915
Kimballton-Elk Horn Record


Death Followed Operation For Appendicitis at Atlantic Last Thursday.

The news of the death of Arthur M. Petersen last Thursday came as a decided shock to the entire community, for but comparatively few knew that he was ill. Monday he was about and attending to his business as usual, but Tuesday he was taken to the Atlantic hospital where he was at once operated upon for appendicitis. His condition was known to be serious, however, and on Thursday he passed away.

Arthur M. Petersen was born at Atlantic, Iowa, June 16, 1887. In his youth he moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Petersen, to a farm east of Elk Horn, where he spent his boyhood. About a year and a half ago he purchased the hardware business of R. J. Hansen and Geo. H. Petersen at Elk Horn, of which he made a success and conducted until the time of his death. Mr. Petersen was a young man whom to know at all was to respect and no man in Elk Horn was held in more esteem than he. He was progressive, unselfish and every project for the betterment and advancement of the community had in him a loyal supporter.

Deceased leaves a wife, an aged father, three brothers, Chris, Jr., Carl M. and Janus, and a host of friends to mourn his untimely death.

The funeral service was held at the Danish Lutheran church at Elk Horn Sunday afternoon last, which was very laregely attended, the service being conducted by Rev. C. C. Kloth. Interment was in the Elk Horn cemetery.

The RECORD, with the entire community, extends its heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives in their sorrow.
Card of Thanks.

To the many friends who showed us such kindness during the illness and death of our beloved husband, son and brother, and for the many floral offerings, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks.
Mrs. Arthur Petersen
Chris. Petersen Sr.
Chris. Petersen Jr.
Carl M. Petersen
Janus Petersen
Atlantic News Telegraph
Friday September 3, 1915


Arthur M. Peterson Succumbs to Aggravated Attack of Appendicitis at Hospital Here after Operation. Peritonitis Had Developed.

Arthur M. Peterson, son of Chris Peterson, who lives a mile east of Elk Horn, died last evening at the Atlantic Hospital, death resulting from an aggravated attack of appendicitis, which had developed peritonitis. An operation was performed but the case had progressed too far and it was of no avail. Deceased's father was for many years employed at the Levi Downs store in this city and Arthur was born at 101 Locust here, on the 16th of June, 1887, being at the time of his death twenty-eight years old. He was engaged in the hardware business at Elk Horn and was one of the respected residents of that community. Three years ago in June he was married to Matilda Larsen, who survives him.

Besides his wife, deceased is survived by his father and three brothers. His mother died a year ago last May. The brothers are Chris, principal of schools at Elk Horn, Carl, who is a farmer near Elk Horn, and Janus, also of Elk Horn. The funeral services are to be held on Sunday afternoon, the cortege leaving the home at 1:30, and the services being held at the Danish Lutheran church, the Rev. C. C. Kloth officiating. The interment will be in the Elk Horn cemetery.


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