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Obituaries and Death Notices


Charles J. Anderson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (8 Apr. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

GLEN – Charles J. Anderson, 55, single, died at the home of Nels Carlson after a brief illness. He was born in Sweden and a pioneer settler here.


Emma Anderson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (5 Nov. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Nov. 4. – Emma Anderson, 9, died early this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson, Rossburg. She was attempting to start a fire in the kitchen stove last Wednesday, with newspapers, one dropped on the floor and her clothing caught fire, her body being burned badly.


Edith Armstead
Source: Duluth News Tribune (26 Aug. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Aug. 25. – Mrs. Edith Armstead died this morning at St. Joseph’s hospital, Brainerd, of cancer. She had been a resident of Aitkin for 25 years.


Christian Baumgarten
Source: Duluth News Tribune (19 June 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Christian Baumgarten, age 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Baumgarten, 1625 Minnesota avenue died suddenly at Fort Berry, Cal. According to word received by his parents, Sunday. Baumgarten was a gunner in the coast artillery at Fort Barry having left Duluth with the drafted boys last December.

Before entering the service he was in the employ of the Scott-Graff Lumber company. He was born in Aitkin, Minn., and his body has been sent there for burial, which will be Saturday. The funeral will be with due military honor, the Home Guard of Aitkin acting as an escort.


Christ Brodina
Source: Duluth News Tribune (28 Aug. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Aug. 27. – Christ Brodina, 48, who died in Fargo, N.D., was buried here.


Mrs. Paul Brodine
Source: Duluth News Tribune (20 Apr. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Minn., April 19. – Mrs. Paul Brodine, one of the pioneer residents of Aitkin county, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter at Dam Lake, twelve miles from here. She had lived with a son here, but upon the latter’s removal to Spooner a few weeks’ ago, she went to reside with her daughter. A daughter also lives at Carlton and three sons at Spooner. Mrs. Brodine was nearly 80 years old.


Jos. D. Bronesh
Source: Duluth News Tribune (14 Oct. 1917) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Oct. 13. – Jos. D. Bronesh, one of the oldest residents of Aitkin, died at his home on the south side at noon today after an illness of several months from cancer. Funeral arrangements have not yet be made.


James Butt
Source: Duluth News Tribune (4 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, March 3. – James Butt, 98, who died at Searles, N.D., was the first mail carrier in Aitkin county.


George Callahan
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 17 May 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz

AITKIN, Minn., May 16. – The funeral of George Callahan took place this morning at 8 o’clock from the Catholic church, the remains being interred in the Catholic cemetery. The mother and two sisters of the deceased, from Milwaukee, attended the funeral.

Callahan has been a woodsman in this vicinity for several years, but this spring he was building culverts on the new Soo railroad, with headquarters at Deerwood, and it was at the latter place he met his death, having fallen from a car, his head striking on a piece of timber.


Catherine Cameron
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Wednesday, 13 Oct. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

CASS LAKE, Minn., Oct. 12. – Catherine Cameron, aged 95, the oldest person in Cass county, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fink. She was born in Scotland. Funeral services will be held in the Catholic church here Wednesday morning and internment will take place at Aitkin, Minn.


Matilda Carlson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 29 Jan. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz

AITKIN, Minn., Jan. 28. – A telegram received here today announced the death at 5 o’clock this morning in Minneapolis of Mrs. Matilda Carlson, who moved with her children to Minneapolis two months ago. She was a former resident of Aitkin. The body will be buried here Sunday afternoon. The children are Frank, Ruth, Dolly and Christina, all of whom are in Minneapolis.


Son Crisp
Source: Duluth News Tribune (8 Apr. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Funeral services for the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Crisp, who died in a Brainerd hospital, were held here. Death followed an operation.


Dora Dangers
Source: Duluth News Tribune (27 July 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, July 26. – Mrs. Dora Dangers, age 81, died at her home at Rabbit Lake township.


George D. Davis
Source: Duluth News Tribune (21 July 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, July 20. – Funeral services for George D. Davis, aged 60, who died Wednesday were held today from the Congregational church. He was a pioneer resident of this city, coming here in 1896. Until three years ago, he conducted a livery but was forced to give it up on account of ill health.


Mabel Davis
Source: Duluth News Tribune (29 Dec. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Dec. 28. – The body of Mabel Davis, age 13, was buried today at her home at Malmo, having died at the temporary county hospital on Thursday, of influenza.

Deceased is a daughter of Mrs. George Davis, whose family of 10 was taken to the hospital last week.


George J. Deming
Source: Duluth News Tribune (11 Aug. 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ

BEMIDJI, Minn., Aug. 10. – George J. Deming, age 52, agent for the Red Lake railway at Puposky, died here today, following an operation. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter who live at Aitkin, Minn.


Mrs. Willis Dodge
Source: Duluth News Tribune (11 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

NASHWAUK – Mrs. Willis Dodge died here after an illness of a week. Three children and her husband survive. The body was sent to her former home in Aitkin for burial.


Mrs. Charles E. Dutton
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 9 May 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

HILL CITY – The funeral of Mrs. Charles E. Dutton, 69, was held in the Methodist church, Prof. J. L. Ingraham officiating in the absence of the pastor.


Carl Elend
Source: Duluth News Tribune (24 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Carl Ferdinand Elend, 80, died at St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth. He was born in Germany and took up his home here in 1901. His widow and seven children survive. The body was sent to Chicago for burial.


Henry Enberg
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 27 June 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

AITKIN, Minn., June 26. – Henry Enberg died at 5:30 o’clock this afternoon from burns received Thursday morning in the explosion of a can of denatured alcohol at the Tucker-MacGregor store.

Enberg was filling an alcohol lamp while it was burning and his clothes caught fire in a dozen places at once. They were practically burned from him as he became frantic and ran through the store and it was with difficulty that he was over-powered and thrown down and the flames smothered with rugs.

His father, a farmer, lives about two miles south of Aitkin. He leaves a wife to whom he had been married but four months.


Donald Everett
Source: Duluth News Tribune (25 Jan. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Jan. 24. – Donald Everett, age 14 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Mackaman, who resides four miles west of Aitkin, died of pneumonia following diphtheria. Rev. C. P. Keast of the Methodist church conducted the funeral and burial was at Lakeview cemetery.


John H. Feeley
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 30 Sept. 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

News was received yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Young, 3031 West First street, of the death of Mrs. Young’s father, John H. Feeley at Aitkin, Minn.

Mr. Feeley, who was 68 years old, died of heart failure while walking on the street. He was formerly a resident of Duluth and lived in the West End for many years, being employed by the Duluth Log company. Mr. and Mrs. Young have gone to Aitkin, from which place the body will be taken to Eau Claire, Wis., for burial.


Jonas Fredrickson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (24 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Jonas Fredrickson, 66, of Thor, who came to Aitkin county 31 years ago, is dead. His widow and four children survive.


Herman Fullwiler
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) May 4, 1905, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell received a telegram last Monday stating the death of the latter's brother, Herman who died at Aitkin, Minn. Mr. Fullwiler was once a resident of Baldwin and was therefore well known and many will be sorry to hear of his death. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell left for Aitkin the same day.

Also . . .
A. Fullwiler left for Aitkin, Minn., last Monday, being called there on account of the death of his brother of that place.


John Godman
Source: Duluth News Tribune (1 Aug. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, July 31. – John Juergen Christopher Godman, 75, died at his home at Ironhub of old age. He had been a resident of the county for 26 years.


Francis Gratton
Source: Duluth News Tribune (14 Jan. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Aitkin, Minn., - Francis Gratton, a pioneer resident of Aitkin county, died Jan. 5 at his home in Rice River, at the age of 76 years. The funeral was held Monday in the Aitkin Catholic church.


James Harrigan
Source: Duluth News Tribune (21 Dec. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ

After an illness of 10 days James Frederick Harrigan, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Church, 2831 West Second street, died yesterday of bronchial pneumonia. He was born and raised at Aitkin, Minn., where he later attended school. Besides his parents, his sisters, Francis of Duluth and Mrs. Roy Rabin of Vancouver, Wash., survives. The body will be shipped to Aitkin for burial.


Fred Hartman
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Thursday, 5 Feb. 1920) transcribed by FoFG mz

BRAINERD – Following his wife who died a week ago, Fred Hartman, a Northern Pacific section man, died at a local hospital from pneumonia. Two sons, age 16 and 18, are left orphans. The family came from Aitkin about five months ago and resided on South Third street near Front street.


Raymond Hay
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, March 29, 1902, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.

AITKIN. March 28.
An official of the railroad on which Raymond Hay was working when he was killed, was in Aitkin last week and effected a settlement with Wm. Hay, father of the deceased, paying him $700 indemnity.


C. J. Hazelton
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, MN) March 7, 1897, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.

LIFE ENDED.
Special to the Globe.
AITKIN, Minn., March 6.-C. J. Hazelton died at his home at Cutler, this county, last night after an illness of over two years. Deceased was a member of Aitkin lodge, I. O. O. F., 164, and its first past grand.


Mrs. Frank Hense
Source: Duluth News Tribune (28 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Hense, wife of judge of probate, who died here early Christmas morning, were held Saturday at Elk River. Death was due to paralysis suffered Sept. 24. Mrs. Hense was born at Bethlehem, N. H., April 16, 1866 and was married at Elk River, Dec. 24, 1891. They then lived in Centralia, Wash., coming to Aitkin in 1895. Mrs. Hense was clerk of probate court.


Baby Howard
Source: Duluth News Tribune (17 Feb. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

ROSSBURG, Feb. 16. – Seven weeks’ old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Howard is dead.


Jos. D. Hronesh
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 14 Oct. 1917; transcribed by FoFG mz

AITKIN, Oct. 13. – Jos. D. Hronesh, one of the oldest residents of Aitkin, died at his home on the south side at noon today after an illness of several months from cancer. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.


August Johnson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (6 May 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – August Johnson, 56, died in his home of tuberculosis.


Emanuel Johnson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, March 25, 1912, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.

Northwest Briefs
Aitkin, Minn.-Emanuel Johnson, an Aitkin county pioneer, died at his home near Rossberg, after a five week’s illness, at the age of 89 years. Mr. Johnson was a native of Sweden and came to Aitken county in 1882. He was twice married and the father of sixteen children. He is survived by a widow and eleven children, who are: Charles Newstrom in Sweden, Peter Newstrom in California, Andrew Victor, John, Martin and Albert Newstrom and Mrs. Olaf A. Olson of Aitkin, and Minnie, Fred and Enoch who are at home.


Mrs. Ernest Johnson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (8 Feb. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Mrs. Ernest Johnson, 34, died at Waukenabo. Her husband and six children survive.


Stanley Jones
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 9 Jan. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

AITKIN, Jan. 8. – Word has been received here of the death of Stanley Jones, the only son of Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Jones, at the Vendome hotel in Minneapolis of heart disease. Mr. Jones had been ill for six weeks and had just returned to the city to resume his duties as accountant at the Studebaker Vehicle company. Rev. Mr. Jones was pastor of the Congregational church in Aitkin and is well known in this county.


James Keenan
Source: Duluth News Tribune (4 Nov. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Minnesota Death
AITKIN – James Keenan, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hanlon Keenan, spinal meningitis, in Minneapolis.


Corinne Kinney
Source: Duluth News Tribune (4 Jan. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Jan. 3. – Miss Corinne Kinney, age 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Kinney, died at the county emergency hospital this morning of influenza. Mrs. Kinney is also very low at her home with pneumonia.


D. J. Knox
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 4 Feb. 1890; transcribed by FoFG mz

AITKIN, Feb. 8. – The funeral of Hon. D. J. Knox yesterday was attended by a large concourse of people. The church was filled to its utmost with sympathizing friends. The services, though simple, were very impressive, and touched the hearts of all. Every one seemed to feel as though he had lost a dear friend. He was buried in a beautiful spot on the lawn that surrounded his magnificent residence. The funeral was attended by Aitkin Lodge 164, I.O.O.F. in full regalia, who honored him as an ancient Odd Fellow. The floral tributes were very beautiful, especially a pillow of roses with the word “Rest” in immortelles, a gift from the employes of the firm, also a society emblem of three links made of rare cut flowers, and a pillow of lilies and roses from the members of the firm of Knox & DeLattre. The memorial services, conducted by Rev. J. W. Hargrave of Zumbrota, were held at night at the Union church and were largely attended.


Ingred Larson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (7 June 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Mrs. Ingred Larson, mother of Peter Larson, register of deeds for Aitkin county, died Friday morning. She was 83 years old and had lived in Aitkin county for 36 years.


Lewis Larson
Source: "Daily Globe", (St. Paul, MN), August 28, 1883, Page 5 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

SECTION HAND KILLED. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Aitkin, Minn., Aug. 17.— Lewis Larson, a section hand, was killed on the track this morning at 12:12 by the west bound passenger train, about twenty rods east of the depot. The verdict of the coroners' jury censures the engineer and fireman for running too fast while approaching the station and for not keeping a better watch. Larson was last seen at 10:30 on Sunday night very drunk and is supposed to have started for the section house east of the town. Three trains passed over the body without discovering or reporting it.  


Harriet Leyde
Source: Duluth News Tribune (10 Apr. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Mrs. Harriet Leyde, 79, mother of C. H. Scholer, is dead. John Harrington, 64, died from bronchial pneumonia, and influenza at his home west of Aitkin.


Royal Maitland
Source: Duluth News Tribune (20 Feb. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Feb. 19. – Royal Maitland, the 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Maitland of Foxhome, Minn., former residents of Aitkin, was buried here today. Royal was stationed at Fort Douglas, Utah, and died there on Feb. 12, of pneumonia.


Edna Marshall
Source: Duluth News Tribune (28 Dec. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Minn., Dec. 27. – Edna Wadena Marshall died at the home of her grandparents after a two days’ illness. She was eight years old and came here recently to attend school. The body was sent to the parents at Indianapolis, Ind.


Maurice McGinnis
Source: Duluth News Tribune (12 Jan. 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Maurice McGinnis, 1828 Iowa avenue, received information yesterday from Aitkin, Minn., that his brother Frank, age 57, had been found dead in bed. Death was due to heart disease. His widow and five children survive. McGinnis was traveling for a nursery firm and visited his brother in Superior last Thursday, when he appeared to be in the best of health. The body will arrive in Superior this morning and will then be sent to Cherokee, Iowa where the funeral will take place Thursday.


E. J. McGrath
Source: Dakota County Herald (Dakota City, NE) January 8, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.

OVER 80 HURT IN WRECK.
Broken Rail Derails a Great Western Passenger Train.
St. Joseph, Mo.-One man was killed and eighty-five injured, seventeen of whom were Iowans, when Chicago Great Western passenger train No. 3 was wrecked near Wyeth, Mo., twenty-two miles north of here.

E. J. McGrath, a section foreman of the railroad, from Aitkin, Minn., who died in a hospital, was the only fatality. Others are in a serious condition and it is expected that Mrs. Ruth Jackson, a negress, 1206 Cherry street, Des Moines, Ia., will not live.

The wreck was caused by a broken rail, railroad officials said. The train runs from Minneapolis to Kansas City and was due to arrive in St. Joseph at 5:02 o'clock. The derailment occurred near a trestle crossing the 102 river. The locomotive, the baggage car and a day coach passed the broken rail in safety and crossed the trestle. The remainder of the cars left the rails. The day coaches rolled down the embankment and the sleeping cars piled up along the right of way in the rear. A day coach crowded with passengers turned completely over.


Joseph Mitchell
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 13 July 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

GRAND RAPIDS, July 12. – Joseph Mitchell, 75 years old, died here at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank McCormick this morning. He had been a resident of Grand Rapids for about a year and was an old settler in northern Minnesota, being one of the first to engage in farming in the vicinity of Aitkin. Another daughter, Mrs. C. W. Messinger of Ray, N.D., has been here for some time aiding in caring for the aged patient. Internment will be at the Catholic church at 3 o’clock, Monday morning.


Mrs. A. B. Nelson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (27 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Mrs. A. B. Nelson died at the home of her daughter in St. Paul of heart failure. Internment was made here. She was born in Helsingland, Sweden, May 1, 1858, and came to this country in 1882, since when she had lived in Aitkin county.


William O’Hara
Source: Duluth News Tribune (27 Oct. 193 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Nov. 2. – William O’Hara, candidate for the office of county attorney died today of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. He had been ill for only a week.


Henry Porter
Source: Duluth News Tribune (27 Oct. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Oct. 26. – Henry Francis Porter, age 3, son of Albert F. Porter of East Lake, died at his home. Burial took place at Sawyer.


Llewellyn Rice
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 14 Oct. 1917; transcribed by FoFG mz

AITKIN – The funeral of Llewellyn Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rice, McGregor, took place here this morning. Rice suffered a stroke of paralysis last summer from which he never recovered.


Charles Roseberg
Source: Duluth News Tribune (10 Aug. 1908) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Minn., Aug. 9. – Charles Roseberg, the man who was picked up unconscious yesterday morning on the Northern Pacific track near McGregor, and who was brought to the Aitkin hospital, died last night without regaining consciousness.



William Ross
 Source: "The Princeton Union".(Princeton, Minn.), January 28, 1904, Page 2 - KT - Sub by FoFG

DEATH OF AN OLD SETTLER.
Wm. Ross, Formerly of Mille Lacs Lake, Passes Away at Home of Son Near Nichols.
The following obituary of William Ross, was sent to the Union by Rev. W. A. Parkinson, pastor of the M. E. church at Deerwood, and formerly pastor of the Greenbush, Blue Hill, Santiago circuit. The death of Mr. Ross occurred a month ago, but the obituary notice may be of some interest to those who knew deceased and members of his family:
"The subject of this brief memoir was born September 5th and baptised September 12th at Ballyconnel parish of Torregan, Cavarn, Ireland, in the year 1824, and died at the home of his son, Matthew Ross, one mile from Nichols P. O., township of Cutler, Aitkin county, Minnesota, on Thursday, Dec. 24th, 1903.
"Coming to America he settled in eastern Canada not far from the present city of Ottawa. While residing there he was a consistent member of the Loyal Orange Lodge, in which order he obtained four degrees.
"On July 18th, 1850, he married Sarah Hakwskan. To them were born ten children, six of whom are living.
They are Mrs. Wm. Ross of Lake Benton, Minn., George Ross of Portal, N. D., David Ross of Foreston, Minn., John Ross of Park Rapids, Minn., Thomas Ross of Bemidji, Minn., and Matthew Ross of Nichols P. O., Minn., with whom he spent the last four years of his life.
"In 1852, Mr. Ross moved with his family to Tennessee where he lived four years. From there he moved back to Canada on account of poor health, remaining there for more than twenty years.
"In 1896 he emigrated to Lake Benton, Lincoln county, Minn., residing there for sixteen years. The year 1891 saw his removal to Mille Lacs county on the west shore of Mille Lacs lake where he lived twelve years.
"Mr. Ross was considered wealthy at three different periods of his life. During his declining years he transferred his property to his youngest son, Matthew Ross, at whose home he spent the last years of his life.
"It might be said of the departed that he was not only a loving husband and father but also a kind and obliging neighbor.
"A few weeks before his death he was seized with paralysis but endured his suffering with christian fortitude. The writer visited him in his sickness and found him trusting peacefully in his Saviour. On Saturday, December 26th, this aged pilgrim was laid to rest in the joyful hope of a glorious resurrection."

Morrill E. Sjodin
Source: Duluth News Tribune (27 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Morrill E. Sjodin, 30, died of tuberculosis. He was former soldier and taught in county schools.


Peter F. Smith
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 25 Oct. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

After being held one week by the undertakers the body of Peter F. Smith was shipped to Aitkin by Durkan & Crawford yesterday for burial.

Smith was a homesteader near Aitkin. He came to St. Mary’s hospital a few weeks ago suffering from pneumonia and died last Sunday. He was 43 years old. If Smith had any relatives none of his acquaintances know anything about them.

The undertakers spent a week trying to locate some member of his family and when the search proved futile Smith’s friends in Aitkin took charge of the funeral arrangements. Nobody seems to know what disposition will be made of his property and personal effects.


Adam Specht
Source: Duluth News Tribune (17 Feb. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Adam Specht, 69, long an Aitkin resident, died of pneumonia.


W. R. Spencer
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 1 Sept. 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

Within a few hours after leaving Duluth for his home in Aitkin last Saturday night, W. R. Spencer, formerly city attorney here and a man well known throughout this part of the state, died suddenly.

He appeared to his friends here to be in his usual health when he left and carried his grip for several blocks to his home after arriving at Aitkin. Later he complained of being tired and said he did not wish to be called early next morning. A few hours later he was heard breathing heavily and died before a physician could be summoned.

Mr. Spencer lived at Aitkin for the last two years and recently had been in charge of the development work of the Cuyuna-Bessemer company on the range.


D. L. Sugrue
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 8 Oct. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

AITKEN, Minn., Oct. 7. – D. L. Sugrue, a citizen of this place for 16 years, died today after a lengthy illness, leaving a widow and six children. He was formerly a logger, but for the past few years was incapacitated by ill health.


Mrs. Charles Swanson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (6 May 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Mrs. Charles Swanson, 30, died from bronchial pneumonia.


Taly Thoralson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 26 Oct. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

AITKIN, Minn., Oct. 25. – Taly Thoralson, believed to be a wholesale grocer living at 2829 Lyndale avenue north, Minneapolis, was found dead in his room in the Millard hotel here last evening. He was on his way to Sandy Lake on a hunting excursion and arrived on the early train yesterday morning. After going to his room nothing more was seen of him. Coroner George gave it as his opinion that death was caused by apoplexy.


James W. Tibbetts
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton Minn) Nov. 16, 1905 edition, transcribed by FoFGmb

J. W. TIBBETTS DIES
Was a pioneer of the Northwest and fought in the Indian and Civil Wars from'62 to '65
Formerly a Resident of Bailey Station, Five Miles from the Present Site of Elk River.
James W. Tibbetts, a veteran of the Indian and civil wars, and a pioneer resident of the northwest, died at his home in Aitkin on Thursday, Nov. 9,30 a.m. after an illness of over a year, aged 79 years. The funeral was held from the family residence on Saturday, Nov. 11. It was the most largely attended funeral ever held in Aitkin, the procession of carriages following deceased to the grave extending fully a mile in length.

James W. Tibbetts, or "Uncle Jim" as he was familiarly known, was born at New Sharon, Kennebec County, Maine, in 1826 and came to Minnesota sometime in the 40s. he first settled at Bailey station, five miles from where Elk river is now located, and remained there until 1872, when he moved to Aitkins, and remained there until his death. He enlisted in the Minnesota Eighth regiment, volunteer infantry on Aug. 16, 1862 serving in the memorable Indian war of that time, and went south with his regiment and took part with it in the battles under Sherman in his march to the sea; also the desperate battle of Stony Run. He was with his captain, Cady, who was shot and instantly killed by Indians in ambush on the shores of Kandiyohi lake, on June 2, 1863. Mr. Tibbetts brother Nathaniel Tibbetts, served as first and second lieutenant in the same company with James, as also did the late Joshua Tibbetts, another brother all of whom enlisted from Anoka, in Company A Eighth Minnesota. He was honorably discharged from the army on July 11, 1865. "Uncle Jim" was a member of the General Sumner post of Aitkin and was an active member up to within the last year, when sickness kept him confined to his home.

Mr. Tibbetts was a kindly old gentleman, honorable and charitable, and dearly loved by the people of Aitkin.

He is survived by a wife, eight children, and numerous grandchildren. He has also three brothers, Benjamin Franklin of Oakland, Cal.; Roscoe G. of Maine, and Moses A. of Princeton. He was an uncle of Mrs. I. C. Patterson and Mrs. Aug. Rines of Princeton.


Mrs. Tildersleeve
Source: Duluth News Tribune (9 Nov. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – News of the death of Mrs. Tildersleeve, wife of former County Superintendant Tildersleeve, was received here from Rochester, Minn. She died following operation for gall stones.


Stillman Towl
Source: Duluth News Tribune (31 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Stillman Towl, 90, died here after an illness of several months. He was born in Norfolk, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1830. He was a Civil war veteran and had been a resident of Aitkin county for nearly 40 years.


Mrs. Fred Vilnow
Source: Duluth News Tribune (8 Feb. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Funeral of Mrs. Fred Villnow, 28, who died at the Northern Pacific hospital in Brainerd, was held here Saturday.


Mrs. Ben L. Welcome
Source: Duluth News Tribune (24 Oct. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Oct. 23. – Mrs. Ben L. Welcome of Aitkin died at a Minneapolis hospital following an operation. She had been a resident of Aitkin for 19 years, and is survived by her husband, and one son, Earl Welton. The deceased will be buried at Elk River, her former home.


Chris Welton
Source: Duluth News Tribune (19 Nov. 1910) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Minn., Nov. 18. – Chris Welton, a farmer living at Pineknoll, northwest of here about six miles, died at the local hospital this morning from diseases incident to old age. Mr. Welton came to Aitkin county over 30 years ago, when he was engaged in working in the lumber woods, but a few years later he settled on a farm near Pineknoll and has lived there since, being one of the pioneer farmers of the county. He was over 82 years of age.


William Wilhelm
Source: Duluth News Tribune (15 July 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, July 14. – While working in a hayfield, William Wilhelm, 77, suffered a stroke of paralysis and died a few hours later.


Mrs. Willamette Youmans
Source: Duluth News Tribune (6 May 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN – Mrs. Williamette Youmans, 66, died suddenly in her home of heart failure.


Alvin Young
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, March 29, 1902, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.

AITKIN. March 28.
Alvin, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Young died Sunday night of spinal meningitis. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon from the congregational church. Rev. W. E. Griffith officiated.


Mrs. Albert Zoerb
Source: Duluth News Tribune (20 Apr. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AITKIN, Minn., April 19. – Mrs. Albert Zoerb, wife of one of the proprietors of the Aitkin creamery, died today. Two weeks ago she gave birth to a boy. Her condition took a turn for the worse two days ago.


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