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Charles J. Olson 1896-1932

OLSON

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/28/2014 at 00:11:23

Charles Olson Meets Death Accidentally Friday Afternoon
Charles Olson, who resides on the farm formerly occupied by A. Lough died in the Coleman hospital last Friday [January 29, 1932] afternoon from injuries received in a fall while he was working on the farm.

He drove up to the barn to unload some hay. He pulled on a rope attached to the hay fork. The fork stuck and in jerking on the rope he broke it. He lost his balance and fell from the hay rack, striking on his head. His skull was fractured so that it became necessary to remove a portion. His collar bone was fractured and he received some other internal injuries.

He was brought at once to the hospital but his condition was such that he had but little chance from the start and he passed away the following day.

The funeral services were held from the Mahlum & Anderson funeral parlors on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. L.A. Mahre, officiating.

Mr. Olson was thirty-five years of age at the time of his death. He is survived by a widowed mother who resides on the farm north and adjoining the Lough farm. And also is survived by four brothers and seven sisters.

Mr. Olson was a very likeable man and one who made friends. He was a hard and consistent worker and a good farmer and he will be greatly missed by the family and his many warm friends. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, February 3, 1932)


 

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