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Andrew W. Olson 1864-1917

OLSON

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/27/2014 at 23:57:02

Andrew Olson Dead
Died at City Hospital Sunday Morning – Rock Island Section Foreman
Andrew Olson was called by death last Sunday [October 7, 1917]morning at the City Hospital. He had been taken to the City Hospital for an operation, having been sick only a short time. His condition was such that he could not recover. All that human skill could do, was done to save his life for the family he loved so well and took such good care of, but it was not to be. Mr. Olson was one of the oldest and more trusted employees of the Rock Island in this city. For twenty-five years he had been section foreman and was a man that could be trusted with the responsibility of his position. He was always working for his employers interests and was respected by all who knew him for his upright life.

Andrew Olson was born in 1864, being at the time of his death, 53 years of age. He leaves a wife and four children, Ollie, Mabel, Albert and Stanley to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. Funeral services are being conducted this afternoon. The services at the house are at one o’clock and the services at the Norwegian Lutheran church are at 1:30 p.m. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of bereavement. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, October 10, 1917)

Andrew Olson, an old time resident of this city passed away at the City Hospital Monday [October 8, 1917] morning after undergoing an operation. Mr. Olson had been ill for some time but was able to be about until a week ago. It was decided an operation would be necessary, and his only hopes of recovery. His strength was not sufficient to withstand the ordeal. The deceased is an old and trusted employee of the Rock Island Railway. He has been in the service for years and at the time of his death was section foreman south of this city. The funeral services were held today, the Rev. J.J. Akre, officiating. The deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, October 10, 1917)


 

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