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Larson, Halvor 1844 - 1916


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 3/6/2019 at 11:46:22

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 9 Nov. 1916.

Halvor Larson passed away at his home in Highland township, Saturday evening, November 4th, at 9 o'clock, at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 13 days.

He had been in poor health for the past ten months and an attack of illness in his weakened condition hastened the end.

Deceased was born in Draman, Norway, September 22nd, 1844, the son of Lars and Ingeborg Jensen, and came to America in 1858, settling in Illinois. He enlisted in the Co. H. 15th Reg. Wisconsin in 1862 and served three years during the Civil War. He was honorably discharged February 13th, 1865.

In 1866 he was united in marriage to Anne Anderson. Six children were born to this union, three dying in infancy.

In 1878 he married his second wife, Ingeborg Olson. To this union three children were born, two boys and one girl.

Mr. Larson was a member of the Boardman Post of the G.A.R. at Elkader. He was held in high respect by all who knew him and was one of the pioneers of the county who experienced the struggles and hardships which were part of the life of the settlers in the fifties.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. G. Johnson, of Inwood, Iowa, and Mrs. Henry Howard, of Churdan, Iowa; three sons, Albert and Lars, of Highland township, and Olavus, of Boardman; one sister, Mrs. Philip Amundson, of Northwood, N.D., and one brother, James Larson, of Christiana, Norway.

Funeral services were held at the Highland Lutheran Church, Rev. C. H. Hjortholm officiating.


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