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Caroline M. Hendricksen Osmundsen 1841-1935


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/28/2010 at 22:04:19

Funeral Services For Mrs. C. Osmundson Held Wednesday

Mrs. Caroline Osmundson, who died Saturday [December 7, 1935] morning at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Osmundson, was buried today in Oak Hill cemetery. Funeral services were held at two o’clock at the Osmundson home and at 2:30 at the Methodist church.

The aged lady was 94 years old. She came to this country from Norway with her parents several years ago. The family settled on a farm in Wisconsin and them moved to a farm near Eagle Grove. Her husband died in 1909.

She is survived by three children, William of St. Mary’s, Idaho; O. H. of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Curtis Hunt of Devil’s Lake, South Dakota. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, December 11, 1935)

Aged Lady Dies Here Saturday
Mrs. Caroline Osmundsen, 94, Passes at Home of Daughter-in-Law, Funeral Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Caroline Osmundsen, 94, relinquished her claim to the honor of being Estherville’s oldest woman when she slipped quietly away in death Saturday morning at 8 o’clock at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Osmundsen, county recorder. For one of her years she had enjoyed good health but had gradually become weaker, the decline being more rapid in the past few weeks.

Her birthday, which occurred on October 25, was observed by her children and grandchildren on Sunday, Nov. 3, and at that time she was only partially aware of those about her.

Mrs. Osmundsen came to Emmet county in 1882 with her husband and family and with the exception of short periods has resided here continuously since then.

She was born on October 25, 1841, at Drammen, Norway. As an infant of six months she came to America with her parents and lived at Primrose, Dane county, Wis., until her marriage as a girl of 19, to John Osmundsen. They continued to reside in Dane county on a farm until 1881 when Mr. and Mrs. Osmundsen and their children moved to Iowa and in 1882 to a farm at Eagle Lake in Emmet county. In 1900 they moved into Estherville. Since her husband’s death in 1909, Mrs. Osmundsen has lived with her youngest son John and with her daughter-in-law.

The deceased woman was the mother of nine children and she survived all but three of them, Oren H. of Minneapolis, Will of St. Maries, Idaho, and Mrs. Curtis Hunt of Devil’s Lake, N.D.

Three children, Mary, Helena and Freddie passed away while the family still resided in Wisconsin, and three have died within quite recent years. They are Mrs. Geo. Barth, Mrs. Will Trowbridge and John.

One brother, O. W. Hendrickson, of St. Paul, thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive the passing of this capable and kindly woman.

Funeral services are being held tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon from the home at 515 North Twelfth and at two-thirty from the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. F. W. Ortmeyer will be in charge. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, December 10, 1935)

Osmundsen Rites Wed.
Many Relatives are Present for Services at M.E. Church, Burial at Oak Hill

Last rites were held yesterday after noon at the Methodist Episcopal for Mrs. Caroline Osmundson, 94, who passed away Saturday morning at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Osmundson. The Rev. F. W. Ortmeyer officiated at the services. Burial was in the family lot at Oakhill cemetery.

Mrs. C. P. Mauck, Mrs. Stanley Larsen, Frank Sutton and George Nolte sang three numbers during the service at the church. Pall bearers were John Smith, R. H. Green, John Horswell, Jesse Cox, Charles Bixby and Wesley Sutton.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were, Mrs. Curtis Hunt and Miss Cleta Kephart of Devils Lake, N.D., O. W. Hendrickson and Mrs. Dora Wilson of St. Paul Minn., O. H. Osmundson of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stockdale and Mr. and Mrs. William Hefte of Goldfield, Mr. and Mrs. George Stockdale of Augusta, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leo of Hadley, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Chambers of Alpha, Minn., Mrs. W. S. Bates of Ames, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hendricksen and Miss Dolly Nelson of Fairmont, Minn., A. H. Vestrum of Worthington, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Hendricksen and E. D. Hendricksen of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Mr. and Mrs. Clarense Nasby of St. James, Minn. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, December 12, 1935)

Note: The correct spelling is “Osmundsen”


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