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T. O. Lund


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 9/29/2015 at 14:04:48

Councilman T.O. Lund was born in Voss, Norway. on the eighteenth day of January, 1867. Leaving his home and native land while still a boy, he started for America. He reached Northwood in 1881 a stranger and alone without a dollar in the world and owing sixty dol­lars which he had borrowed to transport him across the waters.

He immediately commenced work for Hans Madson in his wagon shops and kept at it for five years. Resign­ing his position with Mr. Madson he went to Decorah and entered Slack's Commercial College. Upon completing his course he returned to Northwood and entered the em­ploy of J. M. Henderson in the hardware trade, continu­ing here for three years. January 1st, 1892 he entered into a partnership with A. Holland, under the name of Holland & Lnnd. This firm continued until 1898, when Mr. Lund's health failed. Disposing of his business inter­ests he made a tour of the south, seeking rest and recreation. After spending a year in travel he came back to Northwood and on September 1st, 1899, he entered into partnership With N. T. Christianson, the firm being styled Christiansen & Lund. This firm continued until July 25, 1904, when Mr. Lund withdrew, and on the 1st of October of the same year he formed a partnership with his brother, Ole Lund, under the firm name of Lund Bros. This firm is still in business, carrying a fine line of general merchandise and enjoying a splendid trade.

On September 8th, 1898, Mr. Lund was married to Miss Carrie G. Johnson, who had formerly been book­keeper for the firm of Holland A Lund. The ceremony was performed in Northwood. Rev. A. A. Luce, of the Methodist church, tying the wedding knot.

In March 1906 the people of Northwood chose Mr. Lund as one of their representatives on the city council, a choice that has proved so wise that they will repeat the call when his present term expires.
Aside from his mercantile business Mr. Lund is inter­ested in public improvements. He is a stockholder in the First National Bank of Northwood. He is also a member of the Modern Woodmen and the Northern Lights chapter A. F. & A. M.

Source: The Semi-Centennial Souvenir of Northwood, Iowa, 1907, page 31


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