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Olson, Mabel Sophia Wicks (1898-1949)


Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 11/28/2017 at 16:45:44

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, Saturday, July 9, 1949

Highway Crash Fatal to Williams Woman

Mrs. Mabel Olson Dies at County Hospital Here

Daughter Injured in Accident Near Blairsburg Corners

Injuries suffered in an auto accident early yesterday afternoon proved fatal for Mrs. Mabel Olson, 50, of Williams who died at 5:30 p.m. yesterday at Hamilton county hospital.

Her death marked the fourth fatality in Hamilton county for 1949, Sheriff E.R. Lear's office said this morning.

Sheriff Lear said Mrs. Olson was injured when the auto her daughter, Mrs. Loretta Idso, 27, of Alden, was driving plunged off Highway 20, one mile and a half east of the Blairsburg junction of Highways 20 and 69. The mishap occurred at 2 p.m., according to Deputy Bud Brandt who was called to the scene, along with Highway Patrolman Pete Henry.

Brandt said that apparently the auto had "dropped off the edge of the pavement," and in trying to get the car back onto the highway, Mrs. Idso lost control of the car. After getting back on the pavement the car swerved back to the shoulder and then shot across the road into the ditch on the south side of the highway where it turned over twice.

Mrs. Olson suffered a fractured skull and never regained consciousness, dying about three hours later at the hospital. Mrs. Idso suffered a fractured clavicle, bruises and cuts about the hands, according to attending doctors. She was reported in good condition at the hospital today.

The doors, windshield and fenders of the auto were wrecked in the mishap.

Mrs. Olson and her daughter were apparently enroute to Webster City from Williams when the tragedy occurred, the sheriff's office said.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster funeral home with burial in the Blairsburg cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Harold Olson of Williams and Donald, now in Colorado, and one daughter, Mrs. Idso. Also surviving are two brothers and four sisters.

An obituary will be published later.

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, Friday, July 15, 1949

Services for Mrs. Mabel Olson, 50, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Hiram Jacobson of Elmore, Minn., officiated and burial was made in the Blairsburg cemetery.

Mabel Sophia Wicks, daughter of John and Sarah Wicks, was born Sept. 25, 1898, in Hardin county, Iowa, and died at the Hamilton county hospital, July 8, 1949, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

She lived on a farm south of Williams from the time she was a young girl until she married Oscar Jaynes on Feb. 16, 1918. To this union one son was born. Both husband and son preceded her in death.

In 1920 she was united in marriage to Albert Olson. To this marriage three children were born. They made their home on a farm near Williams until one year ago when she moved into town.

She is survived by three children: Mrs. Ray (Loretta) Idso of Alden, and Harold and Donald, both of Williams. Also surviving are two brothers, Thomas and Selmer, of Austin, Minn., and four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Jean of Oakland, Minn.; Mrs. William Rastetter of Buckeye, Iowa, Mrs. Henry Alvestad of Ellsworth and Mrs. Fred Johnson of Webster City. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Olson was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church. She received her education in the Hardin county schools. A kind and loving wife and mother, and a good neighbor, she will be greatly missed by a large circle of relatives and friends.


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