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Anna Hilda "Hilda" Olson 1900-1921


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/29/2014 at 16:14:17

Hilda Olson Passes Away
Word was received last week by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olson of the serious illness of their daughter Miss Hilda Olson. Mr. Olson left at once for New Hampshire where the girl had been residing. He arrived there before his daughter passed away. Miss Hilda is well known in this city having graduated from our public schools. She was after that time connected with the Gift store. Later she went east to take a nurse’s training. The details and obituary will be given in our next issue. The funeral will probably be held Saturday. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, September 14, 1921)

Funeral Services of Miss Hilda Olsen [Olson] Held Last Friday
Many Friends Pay Last Respect To Memory of Splendid Young Lady
Annie Hilda Olson was born October 17, 1900 at Estherville, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed in the Estherville Lutheran church. While here she took an active part in church work, as a teacher in the Sunday school and as a member of the Y.P.L. She was also one of those instrumental in organizing the little girls mission society, now called the Willing Workers. She attended the public schools and graduated from the High School.

In the fall of 1919 she entered the Yale University hospital, New Haven, Conn., to take up nurses training, continuing in training for a year. Then after a short stay at home she returned to the east to practice the profession. This summer she assumed the care of an elderly lady at Holderness, N.H., near Ashland. While there she was infected with poison ivy. She was taken to the hospital at Plymouth, N.H. and her condition became so critical that her parents were summoned. Her father hurried to her bedside, reaching there on Friday evening. Monday, September 12, she passed away at the early age of 20 years, 11 months and 26 days. She was brought home by her father Thursday evening. Funeral services were conducted on Friday from the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. H.O. [P.] Olson and from the Lutheran church by the pastor S.A. Berge. Several appropriate songs were sung by a mixed quartet. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, September 21, 1921 / Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, September 21, 1921)

The Estherville Enterprise adds:
She leaves to mourn her loss, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Olson, brothers Elmer and Martin, and sisters Evelyn and Dorothy.

The sympathy of the community goes out to the sorrow stricken family in this their great sorrow. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, September 21, 1921)

Note: Gravestone reads “Hilda”


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