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Sophia L. Peterson


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/8/2010 at 21:04:16

Peterson – In Minneapolis, Christmas night, Miss Sophia L. Peterson, sister of A. O. Peterson of Estherville. The news of the death of this splendid lady caused general sorrow here where she had resided for twelve or thirteen years in her brother’s family and was universally respected and beloved. Miss Peterson was twenty-nine years old, and was born on the shores of Lake Erie in New York state. For some time previous to her residence in Minneapolis where she had been about a year, she had pursued her worth avocation at Duluth and Fergus Falls. She visited relatives and friends here for the last time during the summer just past, and her fine appearance and general good health was frequently spoken of by those more intimately acquainted with her. Her death was caused by peritonitis resulting from an abscess that had been removed at one of the city hospitals. Mrs. A. O. Peterson was with her till last Saturday when upon the advice of the attending physician who thought the sick one was improving, she came home to be with her family on Christmas. Mr. Peterson was to return Tuesday, but the message announcing the dear one’s death prevented. The remains were brought to Estherville yesterday and the funeral was held from the Episcopal church in which the deceased was a member and an active worker. The building was far too small to accommodate the large audience that desired to pay their last respects to the estimable lady whom they knew only to admire and love. Rev. Rowen preached an appropriate sermon and the interment was made in the west side cemetery. (The Northern Vindicator, Estherville, IA, December 28, 1893)

Miss Sophia Peterson passed from this life at the home of her friend, Mrs. Donnelly, in Minneapolis, Christmas night. She had been sick only about four weeks with an abscess of the bowels, and the operation for the removal of the abscess resulted in her death. The remains were brought here for burial, the funeral taking place from the Episcopal church (of which she was a member) yesterday afternoon. The deceased was born near Dunkirk, N.Y. August 14th, 1864. She had made her home with her brother, A. O. Peterson, of this city, for many years and by her womanly ways and universal kindness had made friends of all who knew her. Her only living relatives, besides her brother, are her sister and mother, now living at Fergus Falls, Minn. There is genuine sorrow here in the death of her who was loved and esteemed by all who knew her and those who were bound to her by the closer ties of flesh and blood may be assured of the heartfelt sympathy of all. (Emmet County Republican, Estherville, IA, December 28, 1893)


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