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Ole O. Myhre, Sr., 1821-1913


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/25/2009 at 07:50:43


Died At Home of His Son Ole in Ellsworth Township, Saturday, September 20th [1913]

At the age of 92 years, 5 months and 6 days Ole O. Myhre Sr., died at the home of his son, Ole O. Myhre, Jr., in Ellsworth township, Saturday, September 20th [1913].

Mr. Ole O. Myhre Sr. was born in Norway at Naes, Hallingdal April 14, 1821. When he married Gunhild Swenson of Hol he moved to that place. His wife died there in 1901. Being left alone among strangers, all his children having moved to this country, it was deemed best for him to come and stay with his son Ole of this place. So ten years ago, in his 83rd year, he crossed the ocean and found home, care and comfort with his own.

Saturday, September 20th he fell asleep in the Lord to be awakened at His calling. Death came so peacefully and quietly that the members of the household were not aware of the fact that his Christian spirit had passed away until it was all over.

There are three sons and one daughter, [and many grandchildren and great grandchildren], surviving to mourn the death of their aged father. Five children have gone before him into the eternal rest.

The funeral services were held at the Norwegian Lutheran church on Monday, the Rev. J. J. Akre officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the Norwegian cemetery north of the city.

Contributed by: Ruth M. Hackett. Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, September 24, 1913.


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