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Hilda Caroline Johnson Carlson 1870-1941


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/13/2011 at 14:47:55

Carlson Rites Tuesday
Services for Aged Lady Who Passed Away Saturday to Be at M.E. Church
Mrs. Oscar Carlson, 71, passed away at her home on north Eighth street early Saturday morning after an extended illness. Although she had been in poor health for many years it was only the past few months that she has been confined to her bed. Her death was caused from heart trouble and complications.

Funeral services will be held this (Tuesday) afternoon at 1:30 at the home and 2:30 at the Methodist church with the Rev. L. A. Mathre of the Estherville Lutheran church in charge. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Carlson, together with her husband and family has been a resident of Emmet county for over 27 years. Seventeen years ago they retired from the farm and moved to the home they purchased on north Eighth street. She was a kindly, likeable person, one who made friends readily and who had an understanding sympathy and loyalty for all her friendships. She was a faithful member of the Lutheran church, having united with it while yet a young girl and has taken an active part in its organization as long as her health permitted.

Besides her husband Mrs. Carlson is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bert Swanson and one son, Harold Carlson, both of Estherville. There are also three grandchildren surviving. (Vindicator & Republican, Estherville, IA, March 18, 1941)

Obituary – Mrs. O. Carlson
Hilda Caroline Johnson was born in Smaaland, Sweden, Jan. 25, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johans Peter Johnson. At the age of 15 she was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. When she was 20 years old she left Sweden and arrived in the United States July 10, 1890. She came first to Des Moines, Iowa, where she was married to Oscar Carlson on March 14, 1896.

For a number of years they made their home in Des Moines later moving to a farm at Gowrie, Iowa. After six years of residence at Gowrie they moved to Spirit Lake and in 1915 moved to a new home they had built on north Eighth street in Estherville where they have since maintained their residence.

Mrs. Carlson had been in poor health for many years and had failed more rapidly during the last year. She had been bedfast for the past four months. She passed away on the day after the 45th anniversary of her marriage to Mr. Carlson.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Bert Swanson, one son, Harold Carlson, three grandsons, Kenneth, Robert and Wilburn Swanson, all of Estherville. One brother, Gust Johnson of Lockport, Ill., also survives. Two sisters and a bother preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 18th at 1:30 from the home and 2:00 o’clock from the Methodist church with the Rev. L. A. Mathre officiating. Pallbearers were H. M. Knutson, Dr. A. I. Reed, Charles Cross, Ed Swanson, A. J. Knepper and Charles Lundgren. A quartet composed of Mrs. H. N. Lee, Miss Jennie Handeland, Sessel Jacobson and Hazel Handeland sang and Mrs. Everett Shaw played the organ. (Vindicator & Republican, Estherville, IA, March 25, 1941)


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