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Nelson, John 1870-1945


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 10/25/2019 at 14:01:17

Note: His obituary lists his wife's maiden name as Anderson but obituary lists it as Carlson so I am including both.


John Nelson Had Lived Near Here Twenty-nine Years; Funeral Thursday

John Nelson, a resident of this vicinity for the past twienty-nine years, passed away at his farm home near Westfield, Iowa, on Monday evening May 21, 1945, at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 24 days, after an extended illness.

John Nelson was born at Malmo, Sweden, June 27, 1870. Both of his parents died when he was a small boy. At the age of twenty-one he came to the United States. On his arrival in this country, he worked as an attendant in the hospital for the insane at Middletown, Connecticut. There he met Miss Ida Anderson, who had also arrived in the United States a short time before and was working in the same hospital. They were united in marriage March 31, 1895, and had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary here March 31, 1945.

Their first home was in Middletown, Connecticut. They soon moved to Ivoryton, Connecticut, which was their home until March 1916, when they moved to Akron, Iowa. They resided in the Akron vicinity until the spring of 1929, when they moved to Eagle Butte, South Dakota. They remained there only a few months, returning to Akron to Akron in the fall of 1929. They moved to their present home, southeast of Westfield, where he was living at the time of his death.

Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife Ida Nelson; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph L. Irwin, of Iowa City, Iowa; Mrs. Eber Waterman of Kingsley, Iowa; and Mrs. Lester Lee of Milwaukee, Wis.; three sons , Harry B. Nelson of Akron; Ernest Nelson of Wellesley, Mass. and Edwin Nelson at home; also by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

One son Freddie preceded his father in death.

Mr. Nelson was a highly respected citizen of the community received his ardent support. His love for his church was equaled only by the love for his home and family, to whom he gave his untiring labor and devetion.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Lewison funeral chapel and at 2:30 o'clock at the Immanuel Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. C. W. Samuelson, of Marcus, Iowa, a former pastor who based his sermon on the text in 2 Cor. 5:1. Interment was in Riverside cemetery.

Relatives attending from a distance were: Ernest Nelson, of Wellesley, Mass.; Mrs. Lester Lee, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Eber Waterman, of Kingsley, Iowa; Mrs. Ralph L. Irwin, of Iowa City; Sgt. and Mrs. Carl Switzer, of Wendover Field, Utah, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson, of Sioux City.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, May 31, 1945
Akron, Iowa


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