JACOBSEN, Paul 1881-1927
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/12/2015 at 13:01:51
Paul Jacobsen Overcome By Monoxide Gas
Well Known Insurance Man Of Reinbeck Found Unconscious In Garage
Dies a Few Hours Later
Was Beyond Relief When Found by Brother About Four O'Clock Saturday Morning
Paul Jacobsen, the well known insurance man of Reinbeck, died about ten o'clock Saturday forenoon, presumably from the effects of carbon monoxide gas, as he was found early that morning lying beside his car in his garage.
Mr. Jacobsen had been out to a party a the John Nelsen home, north of Morrison, the night before, so it is reported. Arriving home quite late, he did not come into the house and along in the early morning hours his mother with whom he was making his home arose and looking out saw a light in the garage. The mother called her other son, Iwar, who lived several blocks away, and he came and found his brother lying beside his car. The engine of the car was not running, so we are informed, but the lights were on.
It was about four o'clock in the morning that Paul was found. He was not dead at the time, but was unconscious. In this condition he was carried into the house and a doctor summoned and everything possible was done to revive him, but he never regained consciousness and passed away about ten o'clock Saturday forenoon.
Paul Jacobsen was born in Reinbeck and has lived there all his life with the exception of a few years he was engaged in the insurance business. He was about forty-five years of age.
Mr. Jacobsen graduated from the Reinbeck schools in 1902 and afterwards took a commercial course. He has been located at Reinbeck in the insurance business for a number of years.
Short prayer services were held Monday afternoon at the home by Rev. ?, of the Congregational church --unreadable-- charge of the Masonic of which he was a member. Burial was in the Reinbeck cemetery.
The immediate relatives in Reinbeck are his mother and one brother. Paul was never married. His father and one brother, John, preceded him in death some years ago.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 February 1927, pg 1
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