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Benjamin Franklin Neilson 1878-1942


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/25/2013 at 01:03:45

Funeral Rites for Franklin Neilson
Funeral services for Frank Neilson, brief mention of whose death on June 18 was made in last week’s issue of the Reporter, were held in the Methodist church here Saturday afternoon with the Rev. A.F. Schudt officiating. The pallbearers were O.L. Paugh, John Bosold, Fred Kruse, Lee McQuown, Fred Fessler and Jens Jensen. Burial was in High Lake cemetery near Wallingford. The Foy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin Franklin Neilson was born in Ontario, Canada, August 31, 1878, and died in Emmetsburg at the age of 63 years, 9 months and 18 days. At the age of seven he came with his parents to Prairie City, Ia., where he grew to manhood. In the year of 1900, he was united in marriage to Ella Mabel Yoakum at Des Moines, Ia. In 1909 he moved to Depew and a year later moved to the Jack Creek vicinity. The last few years he lived in and near Emmetsburg.

To this union ten children were born, four boys and six girls. Three preceded him in death. Catherine, Nellie and William. He is survived by his wife, seven children and fifteen grandchildren. The children are: Frank Neilson jr. of Osgood, George Neilson of Graettinger, Walter Neilson of Fenton, Mrs. August Neilson of Rolfe, Mrs. Lyle Halstead and Mrs. Gilbert Austin, both of Emmetsburg and Mrs. William Bailey of Oakland, Calif. There are three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Thomas Timmons of Prairie City, Ia., Mrs. Anna Carson of Melcher, Ia., Mrs. Joe Van Maren of Runnels, Ia., and Robert Neilson of Wallingford.

The deceased had been in poor health for nine months and during the last five weeks he was partly paralyzed.

He was a kind and loving husband and father and was well liked by all who knew him. Sincere sympathy is extended to those from whom he has been taken. (Emmetsburg Reporter, Emmetsburg, IA, June 25, 1942)


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