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Ernest Minred Munson, 1869-1949


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/23/2009 at 07:29:21

E. M. Munson, in Business Here Many Years, Dies

Ernest Minred Munson, 80, longtime owner and operator of Crystal Springs Bottling Works, died of cancer, 1:20 a.m. Sunday at his home at W. 103 Central Avenue. He had been suffering from arthritis for 21 years.

Munson had been in the beverage business 45 years, having moved to Estherville in the spring of 1916. He has owned and operated his business here for the past 33 years.

A son, Richard, has been in partnership with his father since [his] return from the army air force. He served in the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber pilot.

The deceased was born May 14, 1869 at Wabasha, Minn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Munson. Six years after his birth, the family started for Kansas via covered wagon. They stopped at Humboldt instead, settling there. Munson received his education in the Humboldt schools, and Dec. 23, 1896, he married Mary Elizabeth McGee of Livermore. The couple made its home in Humboldt for a number of years before moving to Estherville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Richard of Estherville, Cecil and Homer, in Washington, D. C., a brother Richard, a sister, Florence Strahan, and six grandchildren.

Services will be held 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Sandin funeral home and will be for the immediate family, relatives and employees. Officiating will be Rev.John DeLong, with burial in Oak Hill cemetery. Friends who wish to pay their last respects may do so by calling at the Sandin funeral home anytime up to time of services.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, May 23,1949.


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