NORDQUIST, Alex R. 1868-1947
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Date: 10/28/2016 at 20:47:50
Alex Nordquist Dies in Marshallt'n
Alex R. Nordquist, one of the early residents of southwestern Grundy county, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Reynolds, where he had made his home since the death of his wife a year ago. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Marshalltown Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Kindred, pastor of the Marshalltown Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. J. Snyder, pastor of the Methodist church at Whitten. Burial was in the Benson cemetery.
Mr. Nordquist was born in Skara, Hertigaha, Sweden, June 26, 1868. When he was 17 he came alone to the United States, coming directly to Iowa. He spent his first three years in Marshall county and attended high school in Marshalltown. Since then he has lived in Grundy county in the vicinity of Whitten.
Mr. Nordquist has been prominent in the affairs of the community, the county and Felix township. For many years he was a director of the Union-Whitten Savings bank. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Modern Woodmen of America. He was given a citation by the treasury department in recognition of his services in the bond drives during the war. He was a member of the Whitten Methodist church for 50 years. He served the church in various official capacities.
Mr. Nordquist married Elizabeth A. Starn of Grundy county on Dec. 14, 1892. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ray H. Daffer of Chicago and Mrs. Reynolds, a sister, Mrs. Oscar Berglund of Chicago, and a brother and one sister in Sweden. Four grandchildren also survive.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 June 1947, pg 12
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