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Erik J. Jacobson 1881-1936


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/18/2012 at 22:46:42

Erik J. Jacobson Dropped Dead n Streets Sat. Eve.
Probably heat caused the heart attack which took the life of Eric Jacobson at the corner of Sixth and Lincoln in front of the Sanborn Grocery last Saturday [July 25, 1936] night. At least it is said Mr. Jacobson had worked hard that day in the sun which probably overcame him.

He was standing talking to a friend when he took hold of him for support and then crumpled to the sidewalk. A crowd gathered and the police car which was at hand, rushed him to the Coleman hospital. When they arrived Jacobson was placed on a cot and work was commenced getting his shoes off. While they were doing this Dr. Clark, who arrived at that time from the operating room, said Mr. Jacobson had passed away.

Mr. Jacobson had resided in this county for many years and lately had been employed on a grading gang. He was a healthy looking man and there was no sign of any ailment, which indicated that he had probably been overcome by the intensive heat. Mr. Jacobson was 57 years of age.

The funeral services were held on Tuesday from the Mahlum and Anderson chapel at one-thirty and the Estherville Lutheran Church at two o’clock with Rev. Peder Nordsletten officiating. Interment was made in the Oak Hill Cemetery [per cemetery records – East Side]. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 29, 1936)

Erik J. Jacobson
Erik J. Jacobson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jacobson, was born near Jewell, Iowa, on Feb. 16, 1881. In that vicinity he was both baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Mr. Jacobson was united in marriage to Norga Espe of Bode, Iowa. They settled down as farmers in Story County of this state. Afterwards they moved to Emmet County, where they farmed west of Wallingford. From there, Mr. Jacobson moved to the town of Wallingford where he operated a garage for some time.

He married a second time on June 20, 1932, Jennie Johnson of Estherville. Since 1932 Mr. Jacobson has made Estherville his home. His time since then has been devoted to farming and in road construction work.

On last Saturday night Mr. Jacobson on the streets of Estherville, was seized with a severe heart attack room which he passed away in a few minutes. He was some over 55 years old when he passed away.

The funeral was conducted on July 28th. A brief service was conducted in the Mahlum and Anderson funeral parlors at 1:30 p.m. The service at the Estherville Lutheran Church began at 2 P.M. During the absence of the local pastor, Rev. L.A. Mathre, the Rev. Peder Nordsletten of Wallingford officiated. A ladies’ quartet composed of Mrs. Birger Handeland, Mrs. Elmer Adams, Jennie Handeland, and Josephine Handeland sang their numbers at the church.

Surviving the late Erik J. Jacobson are his wife, Mrs. Jacobson and his five sons, Ernest, Lowell, and Clayton, of Estherville, and Maurice and Russell of Story City, Iowa. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Andrew Westre of Jewell.

The following men served as the pallbearers: A. Egeland, Chas. Heidecker, Gilbert Osher, Joe Aalborg, Otis Nelson and Henry Anderson.

Interment was made in the East Side cemetery of Estherville. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 29, 1936)

Note: per 1930 census (Wallingford) – dob 1881, Iowa; divorced; head of household to Ernest, (17);Maurice (15); Lowel l (13); Ray (7)


Emmet Obituaries maintained by Lynn Diemer-Mathews.
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