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Samuel Larson 1864-1940


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/16/2014 at 17:13:36

S. Larson Dies; Rites Wednesday
Samuel Larson, 76, a resident of Estherville for 31 years, died yesterday morning at 12:40 after an illness of several months.

Mr. Larson is survived by his widow, two daughters, Elida Larson, of Spokane, Wash.; and Gladys Larson of Iowa City; three sons, Levi Larson, who lives on a farm northeast of Estherville, Ervin Larson of Estherville and Milton Larson of Huntington; and one sister, Mrs. J.E. Anderson of Lakefield, Minn.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Estherville Lutheran church. The Rev. L.A. Mathre will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery.

Mr. Larson was born in Clinton, Iowa, and moved to Martin county, Minn., in 1885 living there 24 years. He moved to Estherville in 1909. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 28, 1940)

S. Larson Died Sunday
Had Been Ill For Past Three Years; Funeral Services Will Be Held Wednesday at Lutheran Church
After an illness of three years Samuel L. Larson passed away at the state hospital at Cherokee early Sunday [October 27, 1940] morning. During his illness Mr. Larson had suffered two strokes and had been almost totally blind for the past year.

Mr. Larson was born August 25, 1864, in Clinton county, Iowa, the son of John and Inger Larson. He came to Emmet county with a brother, Leslie Larson in 1885. In 1890 he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Burtness. The couple lived on the Burtness farm four and one-half miles north of Estherville for one year following their marriage and then purchased a farm in Martin county, eleven miles north of Estherville, where they resided for 24 years. They then moved to Wilkins county, Minn., where they lived for two years, moving back to their Martin county farm in 1919. They sold their farm in 1921 and moved to Estherville, purchasing the former Bingham home on south Tenth street and Fourth avenue south where they have since resided.

Mr. Larson was well known throughout Estherville and Emmet county. Prior to his illness he was active in the community affairs and was greatly interested in his home and family. He was a member of the Estherville Lutheran church having been baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith during his youth.

Surviving Mr. Larson are his widow, three sons, Irvin and Milton of Huntington, and Levi of Estherville and two daughters, Miss Elida Larson of Seattle, Washington, and Miss Gladys Larson of Iowa City. One sister, Mrs. J.E. Anderson of Lakefield, Minn.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home and 2:00 o’clock at the Estherville Lutheran church, the Rev. L.A. Mathre officiating. Burial will be in the Norwegian cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sam Tokheim, Anfin Egeland, Peter Wicks, Chas. Coon, Guy Wilder and Clarence Kurtz. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 29, 1940)

Samuel Larson, A Pioneer Resident, Dies At Cherokee
Word was received on Monday that Samuel Larson, 76, had died in the hospital at Cherokee after an illness of several months. Mr. Larson was a well known man about the city having resided in this county for over 30 years.

He is survived by his widow and three sons, Levi Larson, Ervin Larson and Milton Larson and two daughters, Elida Larson of Spokane, Wash. and Gladys Larson of Iowa City.

Mr. Larson was born in Clinton and moved to Martin county, Minn., where he resided for a quarter of a century before he came to this county. The funeral services were conducted on Wednesday from the Lutheran church the Rev. L.A. Mathre officiating. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery north of the city. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, October 31, 1940)


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