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Charles R Carlson

CARLSON

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/11/2009 at 16:38:19

Charles R Carlson, Is a son of Carl Carlson, he was born in Gottenborg, Sweden Dec 21, 1868, and was educated in the city schools of Boone. Before graduation however he accepted a position as clerk in the post office, but after one year resigned in order to become a clerk in the employ of the master mechanic of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway shops. A year later he entered the service of the Linseed Oil Company of Omaha, Nebraska but subsequently returned to Boone ,an d engage in the milling business with his father. Later he became a partner in the enterprise of T E Rogers under the firm name of the Carlson-Rogers Milling Company and was widely recognized as a most enterprising and progressive young business man of the city, but on May 20, 1895, he was killed by the cars on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. He had been elected a member of the city council and for four years served in that position. Fraternally he was connected with the Knights of Pythias order and was the popular and honored president of the Columbian Club. His reputation as a singer extended throughout the state and he was a valued factor in social gatherings. His sterling worth won him the respect and confidence of all, and his genial nature gained for him many friends. His death was a great blow to his parents, to the business community and to all who know him.

1902 Boone County History Book


 

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