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Mabel Burise Paulson 1911-1913


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/6/2013 at 22:38:41

Little Girl Dead

Mabel Burial [Burise] Paulson was born December 27, 1911, and baptized March 24, 1912. That she was much loved by her parents is useless to say, but she was all the dearer because she came to comfort the parents in their sorrow over little Gilmar Rurney [Gilmor Birney], who died September 26, 1911, aged one year, six months, sixteen days. On Saturday, August 16, little Mabel was taken sick, Wednesday, the twentieth she passed away, aged one year, seven months and twenty-three days. Short indeed was the stay of this dear one. Once more Peter and Tillie Paulson’s home is left in sorrow. Again, their only child has been taken. The Lord gave, the Lord has taken. The Lord alone can comfort.

A large number of friends and relatives assembled on Thursday afternoon to show their sympathy with the sorrowing. The remains were laid away in Mud Lake cemetery beside her brother. Mr. and Mrs. Paulson have the hearty sympathy of the entire community in this severe trial. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, August 27, 1913)

The “Jinx” Is At Work
The Sorum Family Have Fallen Victims of Its Spell
One Member of the Family After Another Succumbs to Misfortune
The B.T. Sorum family are having more than their share of grief. Mrs. Clarence Sorum, of Swan Lake township, was taken sick with pneumonia three weeks ago and Mr. and Mrs. B.T. Sorum went there to care for her. Last Tuesday evening, their grandchild, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Paulson, of Swan Lake township, died of infantile paralysis. Funeral services were held Wednesday and Mr. Paulson’s two sisters came here from Palo Alto county to attend the funeral. On their return home one of the ladies found her husband had met with an accident and broken his leg. Mr. and Mrs. Sorum came back to their home in Estherville and Friday Mrs. Sorum was taken sick. Her daughter-in-law and then recovered and she was summoned from her home in Swan Lake township to care for her. She came Saturday, and during the night she was taken sick and both ladies are now under the doctor’s care. Sunday Mr. Sorum’s son, Edwin started for Estherville from the Paulson farm in Swan Lake township on his motorcycle, and before he arrived here his foot caught in the chain of the machine and his heel was so badly lacerated that a doctor had to be called and six stitches were necessary to dress the wound. It seems to be an unlucky period for the Sorum family. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, August 26, 1913)


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