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Mary Lostgord Jorgenson 1874-1905


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/13/2014 at 00:41:26

Death of Mrs. Jorgenson
Succumbed to a Short Illness With Typhoid Fever
The death of Mrs. Ole Jorgenson which occurred from a typhoid fever illness at the family home in the west part of the city on Sunday [December 3, 1905] evening is very sad indeed. This good woman had been ill for the past three weeks and had but recently recovered from another illness when stricken with the fever, and had to add to this chain of disappointments, two or three of the children have been ill with the disease and another of them it is feared, is going to be ill with it. The funeral will be held at three o’clock today from the Norwegian Lutheran church and the burial will be in the cemetery north of the city. Rev. Thompson will officiate.

Deceased was thirty-nine years and for the past twelve had made Estherville her home. Nine years ago she was united in marriage with Ole Jorgenson and to this union a family of five children, the eldest but eight and the youngest a babe of a few months, are thus left of their best and dearest earthly friend. This is a – where more than a passing sorrow should be aroused in behalf of they who are afflicted, especially the little ones, helpless in their years and at this particular time. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, December 6, 1905)

Mrs. Ole Jorgenson
Mrs. Ole Jorgenson died at 10 o’clock Sunday evening at her home 420 South Thirteenth street. She had been ill with typhoid fever and was thought to be recovering, but suffered a relapse.

Mrs. Jorgenson was the daughter of Peter C. Lostgard [Lostgord] of this city and was born in Clayton county, Iowa, October 18, 1874, and came to Estherville March 11, 1908. On April 21, 1897, she was married to Ole Jorgenson. Six children were born to the couple, five of whom, with their father, survive. The eldest is eight years of age and the youngest a babe. Mrs. Gilbert Eike of this city is a sister to the deceased and Gilbert Lostgard of Hardwick, Minnesota and Chris Lostgard of Sandstone, Minnesota, her brothers.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T.C. Thompson in the Lutheran church this afternoon and the remains laid to rest in the Norwegian cemetery north of the city.

Mrs. Jorgenson was an excellent young woman and her death a severe blow to the father and five motherless children. Though not affiliated with any church organization she exemplified the Christian virtues in her everyday life and conduct. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the community in their hour of sorrow. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, December 6, 1905)


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