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Obituaries


Tom Annunson
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) August 7, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Disemboweled.
Special to the Globe.
Elbow Lake, Minn., Aug. 6.-Tom Annunson, a citizen of Elbow Lake, committed suicide last night by disemboweling himself with a jack-knife, dying about half an hour after the act. He was a Norwegian thirty-six years of age, unmarried. The cause of the act was poor health.

Also:
[Source: New Ulm Review (MN) August 17, 1892; submitted by Robin Line]

Tom Annunson committed suicide at the town of Elk Lake He used a large jack knife, cut open his abdomen and let out his intestines. He lived about three-quarters of an hour. The cause was despondency and sickness. Deceased was thirty six years old and unmarried.


A. C. Belyea
- - - Paper: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Friday, March 29, 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz
ELBOW LAKE, Minn., March 28. – A. C. Belyea, editor of The Herald, died at 1:35 o’clock of tuberculosis. He was prominent in all business enterprises and a leading Republican politician of the county and district.

- - - Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) April 9, 1895; transcribed by mkk
NEWS IN MINNESOTA.
A. C. Belyea, editor of the Elbow Lake Herald, is dead. He was well known throughout the state. Tuberculosis was the cause.

- - - Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) March 28, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Special to the Globe.
ELBOW LAKE, Minn., March 27. - A. C. Belyea, editor of the Herald, died yesterday at 1:35 of tuberculosis. He was prominent in all business enterprises and a leading Republican politician of the county and district. He held many positions of trust and honor in the village and county; was enrolling clerk of the lower house of the legislature in 1893, chairman of the Republican county committee, a member of the Knights of Pythias and a Mason. His age was thirty-six. He leaves a wife and three children. The funeral occurred today. It was the largest ever witnessed in Grant county. It was under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias. Many knights were present from Hermann, Barrett and Ashby.


Mrs. John Berg
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Saturday, May 7, 1898; transcribed by FoFG mz

Elbow Lake, Minn., May 7. – Mrs. John Berg of Stony Brook township cut her throat with a razor early this morning. She died instantly. The coroner will view the remains this afternoon.


Mike Coltice
Source: Bismarck Tribune (ND) Friday, 21 Aug. 1891; transcribed by FoFG mz

FERGUS FALLS, Minn., Aug. 20. – The particulars of a terrible suicide came from Stony Brook township in Grant county. Mike Coltice, a German about 30 years of age, single, was found burned to death in a straw stack. Coltice had land, but lived with his parents. A straw stack was seen on fire, and the senior Coltice went out to investigate. He found his son’s shoes and personal effects in a pile near the straw stack, and in the straw were found the remains of the young man.


Irene Crandall and Child
Source: Sacramento Daily Union (CA) Feb. 21, 1881; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. Irene Crandall and her child were found dead in Grant county, Minn., Saturday - murdered by her husband.

Another Article:
Mrs. Irene Crandall and her child were found dead Saturday in the road in Grand county, Minn., near her home. It is thought that her husband, who habitually abused her, drove her from the house, and followed and killed both his wife and child. Crandall is still at large.


Fox Family
Source: Fort Worth Morning Register (Fort Worth, TX) Saturday, June 14, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

SLEW MOTHER AND BROTHER
TRIPLE TRAGEDY ENACTED AT ELBOW LAKE, MINN.

John Fox Shoots His Mother and Insane Brother Dead and Then Commits Suicide.
Special Leased Wire to Morning Register

Elbow Lake, Minn., June 13.-A triple tragedy was enacted today on the Fox Farm, six miles north of here, where John Fox shot and killed his brother and mother and then committed suicide. Peter Fox, one of the victims, was insane, having lost his reason last April when his brother Nicholas blew off the top of his head with a shotgun at Sisseton, N. D.

News of today’s tragedy was brought here by the servant girl, who had been driven from the farm by John Fox when she attempted to shield his mother from harm. The head of the family is in Minneapolis under a physician’s care.


William Fritz
Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Friday, September 12, 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

Elbow Lake, Minn., Sept. 11. – Overtaken by the stork while accompanying the remains of her husband to Henderson, Minn., for burial, Mrs. William Fritz of Donnybrook, N. D., was assisted from the train here and in a nearby office building gave birth to a son.

The husband was drowned on Sunday near Donnybrook while hunting. The couple had been married less than a year.

Mrs. Thomas Moffett of Donnybrook remained here to attend the young mother, while E. T. Carey of the North Dakota town, escorted the body of Fritz to Henderson, where it was buried today.


Hans K. Haavig, Knute H. Haavig and Tollef Anderson
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Saturday, September 1, 1894; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

THREE KILLED.
A Thresher Engine Explodes With Awful Effect at Elbow Lake, Minn.

ELBOW LAKE, Minn., Sept. 1.-A threshing engine exploded at 8 a.m. in Pommede Terre township. Hans K. Haavig, Knute H. Haavig, father and son, fireman and engineer respectively, owners of the engine, were instantly killed. Hans head was blown off. A piece of casing went through the leg of Tollef Anderson, the feeder, who died seven hours later. H. T. Haavig, a water hauler, was seriously scalded, but will recover. The dead are well known farmers of Stony Brook township. The old engine carried too much steam.


Mrs. Ole Hagen
[Hankinson News (ND) May 16, 1929] submitted by Kim Torp

MRS. OLE HAGEN DIES SUDDENLY
Attack Occurs While She is Returning from Evening Party

Mrs. Ole Hagen dropped dead Wednesday evening about 12 o'clock in front of Kjelstrup's store as they were returning from a party at Dick Bellin's. The heart attack came without warning, Mrs. Hagen falling to the sidewalk. She was carried to the hospital, several doors away but was dead before the doctor arrived. Mrs. Hagen has been subject to heart attacks but the past few months had been feeling well and Wednesday evening at the party she was in good spirits, enjoying the bridge games and eating a hearty luncheon. The news of her death was a shock to the townspeople Thursday morning, as a number of them had conversed with her on the day of her death. The date of the funeral will not be known until some time Friday as Mr. Hagen is at Wendell, Minn., making arrangements for her burial in that city. This is a particularly sad death because Mr. Hagen had recently retired from his work of roadmaster on the Soo and they were preparing to enjoy the balance of their life in visiting and travel, and had already made arrangements to spend some time on a trip to Calif. Mr. Hagen and one son, Earl, survive. Earl was notified at St. Paul where he is working, and is on his way home.


June Hutton
Source: Aberdeen American SD (10 Apr. 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ

The body of Mrs. June Hutton, who died at Herman, Minn., will be brought to the city this morning. Funeral services will be held here, but arrangements have not yet been completed.


John Ohlsson
Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) Dec. 5, 1893; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DIED AT ELBOW LAKE.
Elbow Lake, Minn., Dec. 4. - County Surveyor John Ohlsson, a pioneer and for 13 years county auditor and register of this county, died here today. He was born in Sweden and was once a sea captain, having sailed in nearly all the seas.


Anton G. Person
[Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Wednesday, May 24, 1905; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

BODY OF INSANE MAN.
Mendota, Minn., May 23.-The corpse found in the Minnesota river on Saturday was identified today as the body of Anton G. Person, aged 29 years, son of Per Person, and former resident of Barrett, Minn. They young man, relatives say, left home two weeks ago to visit in Minneapolis. While in the Mill City he became mentally unbalanced, and relatives placed him in the Swedish hospital. Not until a few days ago did they learn that he had left that institution, and wandering to Mendota, evidently had drowned himself in the river. He was unmarried. His body will be taken to Barrett.


Carl A. Peterson
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) February 10, 1898; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

SLASHED HIS THROAT.
Elbow Lake, Minn., Feb. 9. - Carl A. Peterson a hostler employed in Arneson's livery at Barrett, committed suicide last night, cutting his throat with a razor. He was an eccentric character, 26 years old, and had been sick about a week, committing the act in a fit of despondency. His only relative in this country is a married sister living near Branden.


Hans Peterson
- - - Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Tuesday, July 21, 1896.

PETERSON TAKES POISON.
Special to The Journal.

Elbow Lake, Minn., July 21.-Hans Peterson, a farmer living in the southwestern part of Land township, committed suicide by taking strychnine yesterday. He was 74 years old.

- - - Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) July 22, 1896; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
HANS TOOK POISON.
Special to the Globe.
ELBOW LAKE, Minn., July 21.-Hans Peterson, a farmer living in Grant county, committed suicide yesterday by taking strychnine. He was 74 years of age, and came over from Sweden eleven years ago. Family differences prompted the rash act. Coroner Bigarel was summoned, but deemed an inquest unnecessary.


F. A. Robinson
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) August 20, 1888; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DIED FROM THE WOUND.
Special to the Globe.
Elbow Lake, Minn., Aug. 19. - Dr. F. A. Robinson, who was shot by his own gun accidentally while out shooting yesterday, died this morning at 6:30 o'clock. He came here in the spring of 1887, and since that time made many warm friends here. He came from Minneapolis, and is of a very respectable family. Four doctors were in attendance, but the Winchester had done its work and left no room for escape. The charge passed underneath the shoulder and went upwards, passing out at the point of the shoulder. He said he could not account for the gun going off.


H. H. Schramm
Paper: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, December 19, 1905; transcribed by FoFG mz

HERMAN, Minn., Dec. 18. – Business here was suspended today during the funeral of H. H. Schramm, aged 67 years, an early settler of Grant county, who died Saturday night. The funeral was held in the Methodist church. Mr. Schramm was secretary and treasurer of the Delaware Farmers’ Mutual Fire Insurance company, and had been secretary of that company since its organization in 1885. Death was due to an abdominal tumor, from which he had suffered for nearly a year.


John B. Skogmo
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) April 13, 1897; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DIDN'T SURVIVE THE OPERATION.
Special to the Globe.
ELBOW LAKE, Minn., April 12.-John B. Skogmo, a leading merchant, died this morning aged 37 years of appendicitis, surviving an operation but three and a half days. The funeral will be held Tuesday under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias and Masons.


Lars Studend and Folger Sonnen
Source: Mower County Transcript (Lansing, MN) March 22, 1882; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Lars Studend and Folger Sonnon were suffocated while operating in a sixty-foot well in Grant County, Minn., on the 14th inst. Each leaves a family.


Charles Fox Washburn
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) July 12, 1884; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DEATH OF SENATOR WASHBURN.
Portland, Me., July 11. - Hon. Chas. Fox Washburn, of Minnesota, son of the late Ex-Governor Washburn, died here to-day. Age 35 years.

[Mr. Washburn resided at Herman, Grant county, Minn., where he was in business as a banker. He came to Minnesota in 1873, and was an energetic, enterprising man. He was a member of the present state senate, and in politics a Republican. He had been in poor health for sometime, and his death was not entirely unexpected. He was unmarried. Recently he had been embarrassed in his business affairs, but it was understood that he was about bringing them to an adjustment.


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