Thovson, Jane (Valle) Christofferson 1846-1910
THOVSON, HULVERSON, VALLE, CHRISTOFFERSON
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/17/2015 at 18:19:49
At her home in St. Olaf, Iowa, Mar. 3rd, 1910, Mrs. Lars Thovson passed away.
The subject of this sketch was born in Clayton County, Iowa, Sept. 20, 1846, and was the oldest child in a family of eleven. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hulverson Valle, were among the earliest settlers in this county and at that time was well and widely known in this and other communities, as the settlers at that time were pretty well scattered. Mrs. Thovson also had the distinction of being the first white child born in this county. Her parents lived on their farm southeast of St. Olaf for a number of years, and from here they moved to Winneshiek county, and also became one of the pioneer families of that county.
Mrs. Thovson was married twice and with her first husband, Mr. Christofferson, she lived for several years in Freeborn county, Minn., where he died, and several years afterward on March 8th, 1890, she was married to Lars Thovson, who preceded her to the grave about three months ago.
Mrs. Thovson was a good woman and a true friend, who always tried to do her duty and she had her share of trouble and sickness, as her late husband was for many years more or less sickly and she gave him the best of care to the last, and to her step-children she was always good and kind, and no mother could be more kind to them than she was, and it is a pleasure to the writer to know that they, in return, loved her, and when the time came that she needed their assistance and help, they were only too willing and glad to do all they could for her, who for eighteen years had been to them a kind and loving mother.
On February 10th she had a stroke of paralysis, from which she never rallied, and on March 3rd she quietly and peacefully passed away. On Sunday, March 6th, she was laid to rest in our Norway Lutheran cemetery.
Mrs. Thovson was a good, sincere Christian woman all her days, and almost all her life she has belonged to this Congregation except the few years that she was away. In spite of the bad roads there was a good many old friends and neighbors, who came to pay the last tribute and to take a farewell look at their friend, and now after a long and useful life she is at rest, and gone to her reward in the Kingdom of Heaven. Rev. Arveson conducted the funeral services.
~Register & Argus, Thursday evening, March 24, 1910
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