Charles G Lindholm
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Date: 5/4/2010 at 10:32:27
Charles G Lindholm, gradually working his way upward in the business world, was for a time partner in the Schwene Hardware Company of Ogden, which he and C E Cook bought out April 1, 1914, the firm now being Cook & Lindholm. Theirs is a large establishment, occupying two floors and basement of one of the leading business blocks of the city. Boone county is indebted in considerable measure for its up building and prosperity to its Swedish American citizens, to which class belongs Charles G Lindholm, who was born in Sweden June 28, 1868. He is a son of Louis and Sophia (Erickson) Lindholm, both of whom were natives of Sweden. The father was a cabinet maker by trade and in early life came to America. He did not tarry o the eastern coast, but made his way at once into the interior of the country, settling at Boone in the spring of 1869. There he worked at his trade for about a year, on the expiration of which period he removed to Ogden, where he resumed work as a cabinet maker being thus engaged throughout the remainder of his days. He passed away in 1878. His widow survives and yet makes her home in Ogden.
It was in this city the Charles G Lindholm was reared and educated, being indebted to its public school system for the educational opportunities which he enjoyed. When the period of his youth had passed he entered a hardware store and there learned the tinnerís and plumberís trades. He worked in that way for about fifteen years and then purchased a third interest in the Schwene Hardware Company, his partners being H E Sanden and John F Schwene. He and C E Cook now own the company. The have one of the larges stores of this kind in the county, carrying an extensive stock which is displayed on two floors and in the basement of a good business block built in Ogden> Here can be found everything in the line of tinware and shelf and heavy hardware and their sales reach a gratifying figure annually.
In June 1898, Mr Lindholm, was united in marriage to Miss Susie Lindblom, a daughter of Louis and Martha (Seestrom) Lindblom, who were natives of Sweden and pioneer settlers of Boone county. The father was a hoisting engineer during most of his life in the coal mines and death called him in 1910, his widow surviving him until 1911. Unto Mr and Mrs Lindholm have been born the following children: Lester, Fern, Wendel, Carl, Thora, Rosalie and Ethel.
Mr Lindholm has served on the school board, ad the cause of education finds in him a stalwart friend. His political endorsement is given to the republican party and wide reading keeps him in touch with the advanced political thought of the day. He is a member of the Masonic lodge and of the Swedish Lutheran church, associations which indicate much of the nature of he interests which govern his life ad control him in his relations with his fellowmen.
1914 Boone County History Book
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