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Thomas Stannerson, 1850-1912


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/4/2009 at 15:18:39


Thomas Stannerson Passed Away at Iowa City Yesterday


Was Efficient Street Commissioner of Estherville for Many Years and a Citizen for Thirty Years.

Thomas Stannerson died suddenly at Iowa City yesterday morning [Dec 10, 1912]. He underwent an operation for dropsy at Iowa City Saturday and his relatives here were hopeful. They in common with friends were surprised early Monday morning to receive a telegram that his condition was very critical. Mrs. Stannerson left at once for Iowa City. Later in the morning a telegram was received that Mr. Stannerson had passed away. For the past three years he had been ill with dropsy. The past three or four weeks his condition was so bad that he was compelled to stay at home. Last Thursday he went to Iowa City to undergo an operation at the State University Hospital, believing his chance of recovery would then be very good. But death claimed him following the operation. The remains will be brought here today or tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be held at Lutheran church Friday, at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in the Norwegian Cemetery.

Thomas Stannerson was born in Bergen, Norway, September 7, 1850. He came to Kendall county, Illinois, when five years of age. He was married at Nevada, Iowa, and came to Estherville thirty years ago. He has made Estherville his home since then.

Mr. Stannerson was street commissioner and had been for many years. He gave the best of service, and during the time he has been street commissioner the streets have been built up and improved as never before.

As a citizen he was well thought of by everyone, and was honorable in all his transactions. His excellent family left to mourn consists of his wife and the following children: Bernie M., Gail M., and Hazel M. of this place and John M. of Minneapolis; besides one sister and three brothers.

All extend sympathy.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, December 11, 1912.


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