Ed Albert Oddson, 1880-1930
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/22/2009 at 19:45:46
OBITUARY ED ALBERT ODDSON
By Rev. Peder Nordsletten
Ed Albert Oddson was born in High Lake township, Emmet County, on Aug. 9, 1880. On Sunday, Jan. 19, 1930, at 10 o'clock in the evening he passed away at his home 4 miles east of Wallingford, having attained the age of 49 years, 5 months and 10 days old. His death was due to an infection of the brain and the central nervous system.
When only an infant, Mr. Oddson moved with his parents from High Lake township to Jack Creek township. It was in this township that Mr. Oddson spent his early childhood days. At the age of 10 years the family moved from Jack Creek to Cottonwood county in southern Minnesota.
On April 2, 1906, at Windom, Minn., Mr. Oddson was united in marriage to Miss Louise Johnson of Graettinger. Engaged in farming, Mr. and Mrs. Oddson lived in Cottonwood county until 1915, then they moved to Brootin, Minn., where they also farmed. In the fall of 1917, Mr. Oddson with his family moved to Emmet county, where he has resided as a farmer ever since.
On Dec. 22nd Mr. Oddson, while pumping air into one of his auto tires, fell unconscious to the ground. From this attack he gained consciousness, but complained of an intense pain in his head. This pain, he told his loved ones, left him on New Years Day.
On Jan. 9, however, he was stricken a second time, and like the first time, he now, too, became unconscious. He remained in a state of coma and semi-unconsciousness for 10 days when his end came on last Sunday night. There were 9 children born in the married life of Mr. Oddson, four of them have already preceded their father in death. The 5 children who are now bereft of their father are the following; Ira, Lillian, LeRoy, Bernice and Lorraine. Besides his wife he also leaves to mourn his earthly departure, his aged mother Mrs. Ingeborg Oddson of Windom, Minn., and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Lars Tesdal of Clear Brook, Minn., Mrs. Julia Olness of Kenyon, Minn., Mrs. Caroline Downs of Windom, Mrs. Olaus Oddson of Onamia, Minn., Mrs. Anna Breen of St. Paul and Martin and Emma Oddson of Windom.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 23rd at 1:30 p.m. at the home and at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Church. Interment was made at the High Lake cemetery. The Rev. Peder Nordsletten officiated, using John 3:16 as his text. The Immanuel church choir sang fittingly three numbers. The following nephews of the departed man served as pallbearers: Lloyd Downs, Earl Iverson, Lawrence Iverson, Arthur Iverson, Albert Olness and Edward Kroger.
Contributed by Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Jan., 1930
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