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CARLSON, Charles J. (1847-1930)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/2/2020 at 13:06:42

Charles John Carlson
(January 2, 1847 - February 5, 1930)

Battle Creek Times, Battle Creek, Iowa, Thurs., Feb 13, 1930, p.4
C. J. Carlson Buried Here Last Friday
Had Resided Here For Nearly Fifty Years
Charles John Carlson was born in Rumskulla, Kallmar Parish, Sweden, January 2, 1847, and after a serious illness of four weeks passed away at Battle Creek, Iowa, on February 5th, 1930, at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 3 days. On November 2, 1872, he was united in marriage to Maria Christina Anderson and together they journeyed for over 57 years. To this union were born 6 children, two of whom, Carl and Henry, died in infancy. He immigrated to America in 1879. The first few years were spent in Odebolt and Maple River Junction, Iowa, locating in Battle Creek in 1884, and made it his home ever since. He worked for the Chicago & North Western Railroad for 18 years. In 1898 he became street commissioner and later marshal of the town of Battle Creek and served in this capacity until 1916, when an accident forced his retirement. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and of the I.O.O.F. and Muscovite lodges. Mr. Carlson was a loving husband and father, a man of industrious habits, good judgment and possessed of a rare integrity of character and remarkable memory for one of his age. In his last years he spent a great deal of time reading, having read the Bible through six times. He leaves to mourn his departure, his invalid wife, two sons, David R. of Owensmouth, California, and Earnest E. of Battle Creek, and two daughters, Ada V. Watson and E. Amanda Schmidt of Battle Creek, also six grandchildren, together with a half-brother, J. Eric Johnson of this city, besides a host of friends. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church on Friday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Claude Fausnaugh officiating. He used Philippians 1:21 as his text.


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