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Edward Albert Oddson 1880-1939


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/28/2013 at 01:42:56

E.A. Oddson Died Last Sunday
Death A Surprise To His Many Friends in This Section; Funeral Held at Wallingford Today
Graettinger people were surprised Sunday evening to learn of the death of E.A. Oddson of east of Wallingford. Mention was made in last week’s Times of his serious condition but it was the hope of relatives and his hundreds of friends that he would rally and recover as he was a comparatively young man, only 48 years of age. The funeral was held this afternoon. Services were conducted at the Riverside church at Wallingford. The Times sympathizes deeply with the members of the family in the loss they have sustained. The complete obituary notice will appear in next week’s Times. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, January 23, 1930)

Funeral of E.A. Oddson Held Thursday
Services Conducted at Immanuel Lutheran Church; Remains Laid to Rest in High Lake Cemetery; Large Attendance at Funeral Rites
Mention was made in last week’s Times of the death of E.A. Oddson, who passed away at his home east of Wallingford Sunday, January 19, 1930, following an illness of four weeks’ duration. The nature of Mr. Oddson’s illness was baffling to physicians. Everything possible was done to aid him but apparently no relief was possible. Services were held Thursday. Services were conducted at Immanuel Lutheran church, the Rev. Nordsletten of Wallingford officiating. L.T. Lewis of Graettinger conducted the funeral. Despite the severe weather there was a very large attendance at the last sad rites. The remains were laid to rest in the High Lake cemetery. The pall bearers were Lloyd Downs, Albert Olness, Ed Kroeger, Lawrence, Earl and Arthur Iverson.

Edward Albert Oddson was born in High Lake township, Emmet county, Iowa, August 9, 1881. He was 48 years of age last August. When a young man he moved to Minnesota making his home near Booten and Storden until 1917 when he moved back to Emmet county. On April 2, 1906, he was united in marriage to Miss Louise Johnson. To this union nine children were born, five of whom are living. They are Ira, Lillian, LeRoy, Bernice and Lorraine. Besides his wife and children the deceased is survived by his aged mother who resides at Windom and by four sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Iver Olness of Skyberg, Minnesota; Mrs. P.W. Downs, of Windom, Minnesota; Mrs. J.E. Green, of St. Paul and Miss Emma Oddson of Windom. The brothers are Olaus of Onamia, Minnesota; and Martin of Windom.

Mr. Oddson was a very fine gentleman and his sad death at such an early age is mourned by all who knew him. He resided in this locality for many years and has hundreds of friends here who extend heartfelt sympathy to the wife and children in the trying sorrow they have been called upon to bear. Mr. Oddson was an upright, worthy honorable Christian gentleman. He was a successful farmer and was scrupulously honest in every business transaction. He was a kind and obliging neighbor, a true and sincere friend and a loving, devoted, thoughtful husband and father. He will be sadly missed from the happy family fireside. The Times publisher knew Mr. Oddson as a warm personal friend and we feel a personal loss in his sad death. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Oddson and children in the sad loss they have been called upon to bear and we hope that time will lighten the sorrow that now bears so heavily upon them. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, January 30, 1930)

Funeral Held for Ed Oddson of Wallingford
Services Conducted on Thursday
Wallingford, Jan. 28 – Funeral services for Ed. Albert Oddson, 49 years old, were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and 2 o’clock at the church. Mr. Oddson died Sunday, Jan. 19, at his home four miles east of Wallingford, from an infection of the brains and central nervous system. The Rev. Peder Nordsletten officiated at the services and the Immanuel choir sang three songs. Six of Mr. Oddson’s nephews were pallbearers. They were Lloyd Downs, Earl Iverson, Lawrence Iverson, Arthur Iverson, Albert Olnesa and Edward Kroger.

Ed. Albert Oddson was born in High Lake township Aug. 9, 1880. When an infant Mr. Oddson moved to Jack Creek township with his parents and it was there that he spent his childhood days. At the age of 10 years the family moved to Cottonwood county in Minnesota. On April 2, 1906, Mr. Oddson married Miss Louise Johnson of Graettinger. They lived in Cottonwood county until 1916 when they moved to Brootin, Minn., where they also farmed.

In the fall of 1917 Mr. Oddson and his family moved to Emmet county, where he resided as a farmer until his death. On Dec. 22, Mr. Oddson, while pumping air into one of his auto tires, fell unconscious to the ground. When he gained consciousness he complained of an intense pain in his head which did not leave him until New Year’s day. On Jan. 9, however, he was stricken the second time and remained in a state of coma and semi-consciousness for ten days.

Mr. Oddson is survived by his wife and five children, Ira, Lillian, LeRoy, Bernice, and Lorraine; his mother, Mrs. Ingeborg Oddson of Windom, Minn.; five sisters, Mrs. Lars Tosdal of Clear Brook, Minn., Mrs. Julia Olnesa of Kenyon, Minn., Mrs. Caroline Downs, and Emma Oddson of Windom,Minn., Mrs. Anna Breen of St. Paul; and two brothers, Olauf Oddson of Onamia, Minn., and Martin Oddson of Windom, Minn. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 30, 1930)


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