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Eli Erickson, 1869-1946


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/3/2009 at 18:52:12

Eli Erickson, son of Halvor and Malinda Erickson, was born Jan. 19, 1869, in Polk county, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church at Sheldahl, Iowa, and grew to manhood in that community. In the year 1892 he was united in marriage to Stena Rayness. They had eight children, four girls and four boys. This wife and three of his sons preceded him in death.

On August 28th, 1918, he was united in marriage to Ruth C. Erlckson, at St. John's Lutheran church of Sioux City, Iowa.

Mr. Erickson had lived in this community for 45 years and for many years engaged in the carpenter trade.

Mr. Erickson is survived by his widow and five children, Helen, Mrs. R. Sterenborg, of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Leonard of Austin, Minn.; Ellen Rankin of Chicago, Ill.; Ruth, Mrs. Stoltenburg of Los Angeles, Calif., Georgia, Mrs. R. Miller of Long Beach, Calif., four step-children.; Hattie Lien of Glendale, Calif.; William C. Erickson, of Minneapolis, Murma, Mrs. C. D. Vigen, of Nebraska City, Neb.; and Enoch N. Erickson of Glendale, Calif. There are also three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Lena Anderson, Sheldahl, Iowa; Mrs. Charles Bloom, Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Ben Hatland, Estherville; and Andrew Erickson, Sheldahl. Eight grandchildren also survive him.

OUT-OF-TOWN persons who attended his last rites were, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Erickson, and children, Wallace and Dean, of Austin, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Vigen and daughter Ruth Carol, of Nebraska City, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sheldahl, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Erickson, Oscar Johnson, Mrs. Harold Malberg all of Shehdahl, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Osvog, of Harrisburg, S.D., Ben Osvog, Mrs. Thomas Osvog, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Toberson, Mrs. Martin Oliver of Canton, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Byron Toberson; Mrs. Lena Toberson, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson of Sherburn, Minn.; and Mrs. Anna Erickson of Cedar Rapids.

Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; January 21, 1946.


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