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Garden, Evans N. -- 1859 -


Posted By: Bonnie Lampley (email)
Date: 1/9/2009 at 13:58:11

Evans N. Garden

Died at his home in Sundal [Norman Co., MN] on Thursday the 1st inst. after a long illness, Evans N. Garden. The immediate cause of death was goiter and dropsy, but he has been of failing health for a number of years.

The deceased was born on a farm in Winneshiek county, Iowa, May 27, 1859, where he stayed with his parents until 1880, when he came to this county and settled on a homestead which has been his home ever since.

He was married in 1884 to Kari Milsten, of Bear Park, and they were blessed with nine children, seven of who survive him. They are Mrs. H. O. [Ella] Tommervik of Shelly, Mrs. Ole [Ida] Bak of this place, Mrs. Fred [Anne Genevieve] Bak of Sundal, Emma, Halvor, Mary, and Ella [Lillie?] who are staying at home. He is also survived by a devoted wife. Besides his wife and children he leaves six brothers and sisters, who are Mrs. Martin Hagen of Landa, N. D., Mrs. Pete Bervig of Souris N. D., William Garden of Landa, Laurenza [sic] Garden of Souris, N. D., Benjamin Garden of New Rockford and Mary who is staying at the old home near Decorah, Iowa.

The deceased was one of the prominent and progressive men of this community. He came here during the pioneer days of this county and to the best of our recollection he settled in Bear Park and was the first town clerk there. He was prominent in all local affairs and was one of the leaders in the Sundal church. He was for thirteen years janitor of that church and up to two or three years ago on account of failing health. He was a quiet and unassuming man who had no quarrel with anybody but was a friend of all and he leaves a large number of friends to mourn his demise.

The funeral took place from the home last Monday. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Bratlie at the Sundal church and the remains was laid to rest in the cemetery of that church and were accompanied to their last resting place by a large number of friends.

Among the far away relatives who were at the funeral were Laurenzo [sic] Garden and his sister Emma of Souris, Mary Garden of Decorah, Iowa, Rev. Olaf Rossing and his son Erik of Bergan, N. D.

The Graphic joins with the numerous friends of the bereaved wife, children and other near relatives, in extending heart-felt sympathy.


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