CARLSON, C. Elof 1878-1953
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/7/2018 at 07:53:54
Charles Elof Carlson
(January 3, 1878 - February 22, 1953)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, March 5, 1953, p.6, col.3
Charles Elof Carlson was born January 30, 1878 in a log cabin in Goodhue County, Minnesota, near Red Wing. At the age of six weeks he came with his parents to Hayes Township, arriving here on March 17, 1878, and since then this vicinity has been Mr. Carlson’s home. On October 20, 1909 he was united in marriage to Anna Carolyn Linquist of Hayes, and to them was born one daughter Lorraine. He was confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in 1892. He engaged in farming at an early age and later the raising of pure-bred cattle; and only lately had retired on his farm. For twenty five years he served as Secretary of the Hayes Township School Board, and Clerk of Hayes Township for a number of years. Mr. Carlson was always interested in politics and served for Ida County Republican Chairman for several terms. He was a charter member of the Ida County Farm Bureau and was president of that organization when it was first formed in 1918. He was a member of the committee of the Farmers Home Administration until his health began to fail. Five weeks ago Mr. Carlson contacted the flu, and developed pneumonia and other complications; two weeks ago he was taken to the Ida Grove Hospital, and he remained in a serious condition until he passed quietly away at 11:30 Sunday evening February 22, 1953, at the age of 75 years and 23 days. He leaves to mourn his passing his widow, Anna, his daughter, Lorraine, Mrs. Clifford Hanson, three sisters, Minnie, Ellen and Mabel Carlson; two grand-children, Marilyn and Roger Hanson, a son-in-law Clifford Hanson, two nieces and two nephews, many other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Sidney, and a sister Thelma, and another brother Edwin who passed away four and a half months ago. Mr. Carlson possessed a quite nature, always willing to help others to the very best of his ability. His family and many friends will forever cherish the memory of his never changing nature and unselfish disposition. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 25, at 2 p.m. at Moore-Christensen Funeral Home at Ida Grove with Rev. Carl Sinning officiating. John Winquist of Kiron sang “Beyond the Sunset” and Near to the Heart of God” accompanied by Mrs. Elmer Wilson also of Kiron. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery. Pall bearers were Arthur Anderson, Vernie Haldeen, Joe Schriber, Orris Nordell, R. H. Hewitt and Earl Linquist. Relatives and friends attended from Sioux City, Sac City, Odebolt, Kiron, Worthington, Minnesota, Braham, Minnesota, Rush City, Minnesota; Arthur, Schaller, Holstein and Ida Grove.
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