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Jacob S. Johnson 1887-1950


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/31/2014 at 20:34:29

Finds Jacob Johnson Dead at Gravel Pit
Jacob Johnson, 63, owner and operator of Johnsonís sand and gravel pit south of Estherville, died this morning at 1 [10] a.m. while at work at his place of business.

Death was due to a paralytic stroke while he was at work at the pit. He was discovered by Floyd Archer, an employe at the pit.

Johnson, a native of Estherville, was born here Aug. 23, 1887, and received his education in Estherville public schools system.

April 1, 1913, he was married to Celia Paulson of Estherville, and the couple has lived in Estherville since.

He had been in business for himself in Estherville for 35 years, operating his sand and gravel pit on the W.S. Clark farm south of town. He was a member of the Estherville Lutheran church.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Miller and Maxine Siple, both of Spencer, and one granddaughter who made her home with her grandparents.

Services have not been arranged as yet. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 20, 1950)

Johnson Rites Monday
Services for Jacob Johnson will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Sternborg funeral chapel with the Rev. L.G. Hinderaker officiating. Burial will be in Norwegian Lutheran cemetery [Estherville Lutheran Cemetery] in Estherville. Johnson succumbed yesterday at 10 a.m. to a paralytic stroke suffered at his sand and gravel pit south of Estherville. He was found unconscious there by Floyd Archer, an employe, and rushed to Holy Family hospital where he died an hour later without regaining consciousness. A native of Estherville, he had owned and operated the pit for 35 years. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 21, 1950)


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