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Carl Lund


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 19:50:19

Carl Lund a representative and prosperous citizens of Ogden, has until recently been a factor in journalistic circles as editor of the Ogden Reporter, which he published in association with Edgar R Williams. His birth occurred in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 16, 1873, his parents being Fred and Matilda Lund, likewise natives of that country. The father a police officer of Denmark, died in his native land in 1894, but the mother still survives and resides there.
Carl Lund spent the first sixteen years of his life in Denmark and after crossing the Atlantic to the United States continued his education by attending school at Forest City, Winnebago county, Iowa for one year. There he worked for an uncle for two years and on the expiration of that period came to Boone county, being here also employed as a farm hand for two years. Subsequently he came to Ogden and learned the printerís trade, remaining in the service of the owner of the Ogden Reporter for a period of twelve years. AT the end of that time he and Edgar R Williams purchased the paper and thereafter remained associated its publication until they sold out on February 2, 1914. Under their joint editorship the sheet had a large subscription and advertising patronage and maintained its prestige as a leading publication of the community.
Mr Lund has been twice married. In June 1894, he wedded Miss Emma Jones a daughter of Mathias and Anna Jones, who were pioneer settlers of Boone county and have passed away. The child of this marriage, Anna Marie, died in August 1913, at the age of eighteen years, after but one dayís illness. The mother was called to her final rest in May 1901, death termination a long illness. In November 1904, Mr Lund was again married his second union being with Miss Anna Wilson a daughter of John and Octavia Wilson, who were likewise pioneer settlers of this county. Jon Wilson well known as a horseman, passed away o June 9, 1913, but his wife is still living here. Unto Carl and Anna (Wilson) Lund ahs been born a son, Boyd, who is nine yeas of age. Mr Lund gives his political allegiance to the republican party while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Danish Lutheran church. He is one of the valued citizens of Ogden ad is man held in high esteem by all who know him.

1914 Boone County History Book


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