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Agnes Valborg Carlson Nelson 1888-1939


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/21/2010 at 00:24:11

Nelson Obituary
Agnes Valborg Carlson was born in Sweden on January 26, 1888. Her parents were Carl Henry and Louise Carlson. She was the youngest child of six children.

In 1904 she immigrated to America. For many years she resided in Providence, R.I. In 1910 she moved to Chicago, Ill., where she lived until 1930, when she moved to Emmet county, Iowa.

On Sept. 15, 1929 she was united in marriage to Mr. Bror Wilhelm Nelson.

Mrs. Nelson’s health had been declining for several months. On June 1, 1939 she passed away at her home in Ellsworth township at the age of 51 years, 4 months and 5 days. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband and a sister residing in Elgin, Ill., and two sisters and a brother in Sweden.

The funeral was held on Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at the home. Rev. Peder Nordsletten of Wallingford, Iowa officiated. He based his sermon on I Peter 2:21-24. A quartet composed of the Misses Clara and Emma Sunde and Henry and Elvin Sunde sang two songs at the home. These were: “The Old Rugged Cross” and “I Came to the Garden Alone.”

Interment was made in the Oak Hill cemetery, Estherville. At the grave Mrs. E. A. Sheley and Miss Jessie Hartman sang: “Some Day We’ll Understand.”

The following men served as pallbearers: Wm. T. Nielsen, Ralph Hartman, E. A. Sheley, John Berge, Clarence Anderson and Frank P. Smith. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, June 8, 1939)


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