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Hanson, Thomas 1848-1932


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 9/8/2015 at 20:26:13

Thomas Hanson died at his home in Highland township, October 1, 1932, at the age of eighty-four years, eight months and eight days. Mr. Hanson had been in good health for one of his advanced age, and death came quietly and unexpectedly, as he lay sleeping, death being caused by heart trouble.

Mr. Hanson was born in Hadeland, Christiana, Norway, January 23, 1848. He was the youngest of a family of nine children, all of whom have preceded him in death, except one sister, Marie, who is now 92 years old and still resides in Christiana.

At the age of 21 years he accompanied his mother to America, landing at Quebec, and coming to McGregor and later to Marion township.

On April 14, 1875, he was united in marriage to Eliza Baumgartner. They made their first home near Le Mars, in Plymouth county, where they lived for seven years, returning to Clayton county in 1883, where they purchased the farm on which he lived for forty-eight years until his death.

Mr. and Mrs. Hanson were the parents of twelve children, four of whom have died: Hans, died July 26, 1880, at the age of 6 days; Alma died Dec. 29, 1893, at the age of 1 year; Theodore died May 25, 1895, at the age of 13 years, and his youngest son Henry, passed away April 11, 1926, at the age of 24 years. Mrs. Hanson passed away Sept. 8, 1923, at the age of sixty-six years and seven months.

The surviving children are: Mrs. Ernest Meyer of near West Union, Theodore, of La Grange, Mo., Mrs. Martha Chapman, Adolph, and Martin, all of near Elgin, Ellen, Edwin and Fred, at home. There are eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren besides a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives, including his aged sister in Norway.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday, Oct. 4, and at the Apostolic church, being conducted by Rev. Edward Grimm of La Grange, Mo. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

The pall bearers were six grandsons of Mr. Hanson, namely, Leo and Clement Meyer, Leo and Harry Hanson and Arthur and Harlow Chapman.

Card of Thanks
We desire to express our heartfelt appreciation to our many neighbors, friends and relatives who were so very kind to us during the death and burial of our loved father, Thos. Hanson. All these kindly deeds have been a comfort to us.
The Children

~Elgin Echo, October 6, 1932


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