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Lake County, Minnesota


Obituaries


Max A. Anderson
Source: Connersville Daily Examiner (Connersville, Ind.) Monday, 9 Dec. 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

Duluth, Minn., Dec. 9.—Four weeks a millionaire after a life of hard work and poverty, Max A. Anderson died, at Two Harbors of pneumonia.

Anderson was overcome when advised that a relative in Sweden had died and left him more than $1,000,000. He received several liberal advances on the estate and spent it rapidly. Physicians said that the change in his mode of living contributed to his death. Two Harbors first and only millionaire left no relatives m this country and whether Minnesota or Sweden will get the estate will be settled by the courts.


Catherine Beckett
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 13 Mar. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, March 12. – Mrs. Catherine Beckett, one of the pioneer residents of Two Harbors, died at her home on Seventh avenue this morning at 10:30 o’clock after a long illness of Bright’s disease. Her death was not unexpected. She was 50 years old and was born in Scotland, coming to Two Harbors 20 years ago.

She was the mother of eight children, those living being Mrs. S. A. Maxwell, Lethbridge, Alberta; Mrs. H. K. Crouthers, Minneapolis; Charles J. and A. G. Beckett, of Superior, and H. M. Beckett of this city.

Mrs. Beckett was a bright business woman and during the past 12 years engaged in conducting boarding cars for the Duluth & Iron Range railroad.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


Loiuse Belland
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 20 Mar. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS – Louise Belland, daughter of Leandre Belland, is dead here from pneumonia. She graduated from the local high school with the class of 1910 and from Stout institute. For a number of years she had taught in Mesaba range schools. The funeral will be held at the Catholic church on Sunday.


Louise Bergerstedt
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 11 Oct. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Oct. 10. – Rev. Mr. Nelsenius of the Swedish Lutheran church, this afternoon, conducted funeral services at the church for Mrs. Louise Bergerstedt, wife of Isaac Bergerstedt. She was 39 years old and leaves, besides her husband, five children. Tuberculosis was the cause of death.


A. H. Blake
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, July 26, 1889; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

HE WAS A RACINE PIONEER.
Racine, Wis., July 19.-A brief telegram received from Two Harbors, Minn., announced the death of A. H. Blake at that place in the 71st year of his age. He was one of the pioneer residents of Racine, coming here in 1835, when the place was a wilderness, and he resided in the city over forty years. He was identified with many of the business enterprises of the town, and saw the place advance to a thriving city. He was a member of the Old Settlers society, and was honored and respected by all who knew him. A wife four sons and daughter survive. The body will be interred here.


Elizabeth Blake
Source: Duluth Daily News (Duluth, MN) Thursday, March 1, 1888; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

TWO HARBORS.
Mrs. Elizabeth Blake, age 65 years, wife of A. H. Blake, after a lingering illness of nearly eight months, departed this life on Sunday morning. Mrs. Blake was an exemplary wife and kind and devoted mother, charitable and industrious, and every by her womanly conduct teaching the virtue of womanhood. Her decease is mourned by a large circle of friends. Her remains were taken to Racine, Wis., for interment Tuesday.

CARD OF THANKS.
To the many friends and neighbors who so kindly aided and comforted me and my children during the illness and decease of our beloved wife and mother, I offer these words of heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude. A. H. Blake.
Two Harbors, Minn., Feb. 28, 1888.


Luther Smith Bryan
Source: Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) May 9, 1896; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DIED - Luther Smith Bryan, of No. 68 Marshall street, died Thursday night, aged 91 years. He was born in Cazenovia, April 6, 1805, where he passed the early part of his life, marrying in 1826 Miss Caroline Ross, of that place. The following year he moved to Greece, where he occupied a farm for nearly forty years, moving from Greece to Rochester in 1868. He had lived in this city ever since. He is survived by one son, Henry S. Bryan, of Two Harbors, Minn. Up to the time of the death last fall of his son, Frank A. Bryan, the old man retained most of his faculties, but since then he has failed rapidly. He is survived, besides his son, by six grandchildren.


Dessama Cable
Source: Duluth News Tribune (10 Nov. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

TWO HARBORS – Mrs. Dessama Cable, 87, died Friday in Fairbanks, Minn., of old age.


Gust Carlson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 1 July 1917; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, June 30. – Funeral services for Gust Carlson, who died Thursday from injuries received when he was struck by a board hurled by the saw in the Woodward & Munford’s sawmill, will be held at 2 o’clock p.m. tomorrow at the Swedish Lutheran church.


Lizzie Corkery
Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Wednesday, October 10, 1888; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DIED.
CORKERY-Oct. 6, at Two Harbors, Minn., Lizzie, daughter of Timothy and Ellen Corkery, aged 19 years and 8 days, late of Chicago. Funeral notice hereafter.


George Drewett
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 18 Apr. 1904; transcribed by FoFG mz

George Drewett, aged 68 years, at one time a familiar figure on the streets of Duluth, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. K. Smith, of Two Harbors, after a sickness of three months.

Mr. Drewett was one of the early settlers of this city, coming here in 1890. He followed the trade of a plasterer and stone mason and was familiarly referred to as “the only square headed man in Duluth” because of his ability to balance things on his head.

About five years ago he moved to Two Harbors where he has since resided. He was taken sick about Christmas time and although recently seemed to be improving, he again rapidly declined until his death yesterday.

He is survived by seven children, Mrs. K. Smith, Miss E. Drewett, Mrs. W. Ball, all of Two Harbors; George Drewett and J. Drewett, of Duluth; Mrs. H. Stillwell, Litlle Falls, Minn.; Mrs. Joseph McKnight, Boston, Mass., and R. Drewett, of Toronto, Canada. The body was brought to Duluth last night and the announcement of funeral services will be made later.


Freda Katherine Erickson
Source: ; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DISEASE YIELDS AT TWO HARBORS
Two Harbors, Nov. 23.-The flu epidemic, which this city has been fighting along with all other range cities for a long time, has taken a remarkable decline. This morning no new cases were reported, with only three yesterday. One death occurred today.

To date there have been 310 cases with 50 cases of pneumonia. At present there are about 100 flu patients and 25, who have pneumonia. Since Tuesday only 10 new cases have been reported with four of pneumonia. There have been seven deaths here, six of whom were local people, and the other, a sailor who had the disease before being brought here.

Pneumonia today claimed another victim here of Miss Freda Katherine Erickson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Erickson. Up to the time of contracting the disease, Miss Erickson was employed at the "Big Store." She has been ill about 10 days and her death which occurred at 3:30 a.m., was a shock to friends.

She was born at Grasston, Minn., in 1898. The parents and six brothers, all residing here, survive.

The funeral will be held from the house Sunday morning, Rev. Mr. Strom of the Swedish M. E. church officiating.


Magnus Erickson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 2 Mar. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

Magnus Erickson of Duluth, aged 75, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. Haugan of Two Harbors, Saturday night.

He was born in Sweden and came to Duluth shortly after the first railroad was built to the city. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Haugen and Mrs. B. G. Armstrong of Duluth, and two sons, Axel W. Erickson and Charles Helmer of Duluth.

Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. tomorrow at Mrs. Haugans’ residence at Two Harbors. The body will be brought to Duluth for interment.


Katherine Farmer
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 21 Oct. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Oct. 20. – The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Farmer, age 58, for 24 years a well-known resident of Two Harbors who died here last night was held at the Presbyterian church this afternoon, Rev. L. R. Sherwin, officiating.

Mrs. Farmer is survived by six children, William, Duluth; James R., Hibbing; George, Mrs. H. Trowbridge, Mrs. Archie McCannell, Mrs. A. W. Murphy, Two Harbors; and one brother, Ed Dahl and one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Martin of St. Paul.

Mrs. Farmer was prominent in fraternal circles here, being a charter member of the Ladies of the Maccabees and Modern Samaritans. Lodge members attended in a body.


Edward W. Glass
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 19 Apr. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, April 18. – Edward W. Glass, 62, for 25 years a resident of Two Harbors, a member of the I.O.O.F., and employed by the Duluth & Iron Range railway, died Saturday from heart failure. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2.

Besides his widow, he is survived by the following children: E. W. jr., Kenneth, Kirk, Earl and Evan Glass and Mrs. W. J. Tranah of Two Harbors and Mrs. R. K. Johnson of Biwabik.


Barney F. Griffin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune, 25 Oct. 1921 - Sub by Marla Zwakman
TWO HARBORS PIONEER DIES
Two Harbors, Oct. 21. – (Special) – Funeral services for Barney F. Griffin, age 77, Two Harbors pioneer, will be held at 9 a.m. today from the Catholic church here. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Griffin died Sunday.


Mina Griumus
Source: Duluth News Tribune (25 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

TWO HARBORS – Mina Griumus, 83, mother of Mrs. Andrew Niggler, died here. Body was sent to Fergus Falls for internment.


George Gustafson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 7 Dec. 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Minn., Dec. 6. – The body of George Gustafson, who died at International Falls, Dec. 4, arrived here today for burial. Mr. Gustafson was 30 years old and made his home here until a few years ago. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Gustafson. Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the family residence. He died of pneumonia.


Haakon Gustafson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 8 Aug. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Aug. 7. – The funeral of Haakon Gustafson was held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Ekholm, Third avenue, this afternoon. Gustafson was last seen alive on Aug. 2, and at that time he was going to his home west of the cemetery. He was found Saturday afternoon dead in the house, having blown the top of his head off with a shot gun. The discovery was made by a party of berry pickers, who at once notified the proper authorities. The coroner found the man had evidently committed suicide. Despondency is believed to have been the cause of the rash act.

Gustafson was a native of Sweden and came to Two Harbors in the early 50’s. He leaves two daughters residing here and a wife and seven children in Sweden. The daughters residing in Two Harbors are Victoria Gustafson and Mrs. John Eckholm.


K. Harris
Source: Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Albert Lea, Minn.) Wednesday, 2 Dec. 1891; transcribed by FoFG mz

A Swede named K. Harris, 50 years old, living at Two Harbors, fell off the dock at Duluth and was drowned.


William Herbert
Source: Duluth News Tribune (6 May 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

TWO HARBORS – William Herbert was burned to death Wednesday in a lumber camp at Wales owned by Cedar Beck. According to Sheriff Emil Nelson and Coroner Oscar Beckman, the man, a cook employed by the camp for a week, had been drunk and at 7 o’clock in the morning the foreman had taken a gun away from him. He had wired the doors to the kitchen for no known reason. It is not known how the fire started but it is believed from an overturned lamp.


Marie Holm
Source: Duluth News Tribune (28 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

TWO HARBORS – Marie, 14, daughter of County Commissioner Holm, died Saturday. Funeral Monday.


Emalia G. Hulberg
Source: The Ward County Independent (ND) April 1, 1909; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Miss Emalia G Hulberg, a sister of M. O. Hulberg of South Prairie, died Wednesday afternoon, March 24 at Two Harbors, Minn., at the home of her brother, August, where she had gone for a visit and was taken sick with pneumonia that caused her death. She was born and raised in New Market, Scott county, Minn., and of late years had followed the dress making trade. She was taken to her old home in New Market, Minn., for burial. Besides an aged mother of 80 years old, she leaves one sister and six brothers to mourn her loss.


C. V. Johnson
Source: Postville Review (Postville, Iowa) Friday, 10 July 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

C. V. Johnson of Two Harbors, Minn., for several years a prominent newspaper man and public official, died there, aged forty years. Mr. Johnson was foreman of the Two Harbors Iron News, was chairman of the board of county commissioners and was active in local lodge circles.


Sam Kilbane
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 21 Nov. 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Nov. 20. – The “flu” claimed another victim here in the parsonage of Sam Kilbane of Cleveland, who was brought here from the steamer Midvale last Sunday. He was unconscious from the time of his arrival at the hospital until his death, which occurred at 4 o’clock Tuesday.

His mother, Mrs. C. H. Kilbane of Cleveland arrived last night and will take the body back to Cleveland tomorrow for burial there later in the week, arrangements not being made yet. This is the sixth death from the “flu.” Only five of the deceased lived her, so Two Harbors can be considered lucky.


John Kinsella
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 22 Feb. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Feb. 21. – One of the picturesque figures in the development of the North Shore died in Chicago several days ago, according to information reaching pioneer residents of the city today. He was John Kinsella, former county attorney, formerly judge of probate of Lake county, author of many pamphlets on political subjects and for 30 years a resident of Two Harbors.

Kinsella came to Two Harbors in 1883, when the city was in its infancy. Finding a great need for hotel accommodations he built and for some time operated the North Shore hotel. He took a prominent part in politics and it was not easy to predict on which side he would be found until the campaign actually warmed up, when he generally took an active part for one candidate or the other. He was relieved of his duties as county attorney by Governor Eberhardt.

Going to California three years ago, he prepared to spend his years in retirement, but wearied of inactivity and took employment in a factory, where he was injured this winter. His wife and a daughter brought him east to Chicago for treatment. Kinsella was 65 years old.


Lila Kolovisto
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 19 Feb. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS – Services for Lila Kolovisto, daughter of Nick Kolovisto, died of influenza, were held here today.

Margaret Latta
Source: Duluth News Tribune (6 May 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

TWO HARBORS – Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Latta, widow of Joseh, who died in the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Sills, De Rudder, La., were held in the First Presbyterian church here.


Frank Ljundggren
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 30 July 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

GILBERT, July 29. – Frank Ljundggren, a Two Harbors pioneer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. August Omvedt, this afternoon of general debility incident to age. He was 74 years old and for 22 years had been a resident of Two Harbors. He is survived by four daughters and one son. The daughters are Mrs. Omvedt, Mrs. Andrew Brand, Mrs. Martin Olson and Mrs. Axel Gafvert. The son is Fred Ljundggren. All the children are residents of Two Harbors.

The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.


Gust Lundeen
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 1 Dec. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

The funeral of Gust Lundeen, who died at Two Harbors Saturday, was held from the LeSage undertaking rooms yesterday afternoon. The ceremonies were in charge of the Two Harbors lodge, Knights of Pythias, No. 88, and lodge 339 Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. A large number of floral offerings were in evidence.

The services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Linder of the Swedish Lutheran Pilgrim church. The pallbearers were from the two organizations of which Mr. Lundeen was a prominent member. W. H. Shipley, J. C. Beatty and S. A. Main, representing the Knights of Pythias, and C. T. Griffen, John Carroll and Archie McDonald, representing the trainmen, bore the casket to its final resting place. James McDonald, George Johnson, J. C. Colter, Chris Glonset, George Emerson and Sam Main acted as honorary pallbearers.


Mrs. Sandborn Moses
Source: Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Wednesday, 6 Mar. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Aged Women Passes Away.
Word has been received here of the death on Sunday of Mrs. Sandborn Moses at her home in Two Harbors, Minn., at the age of 84 years and 10 months. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. Dayton of this city, who was called to her bedside five weeks ago, and Mrs. Alexander Halliday of Two Harbors, Minn. The funeral was held Tuesday at Two Harbors. Minn.


Mary Jane Moulton
Source: Duluth News Tribune, 3 Sept. 1912 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman
TWO HARBORS, Sept. 2. – Mrs. Mary Jane Moulton, 88 years old, who for the past nine years was an invalid, died today at the home of her son, Edward Moulton. The remains will be taken to Owatonna for burial tomorrow.
Mrs. Moulton is survived by four sons, William and Edward Moulton of this town and Emmett and Charles Moulton, of Louisville, Col., and Madison, Wis., respectively.


Mrs. William Moulton
Source: Duluth News Tribune, 9 Dec. 1919 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman
TWO HARBORS – Funeral of Mrs. William Moulton, for 20 years resident of Two Harbors, who died Saturday, will be held at Owatonna, Minn. Her body was sent there Monday.


Kagsa Norlen
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Friday, 21 Nov. 1919) transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS – Mrs. Kasga Norlen age 83, of Lindstrom, died here Tuesday while visiting at the home of Gust Falk. The funeral will be held Sunday.


Alfred M. Ogle
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 7 Dec. 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

VICTOR, Ia., Dec. 6. – The funeral of Col. Alfred M. Ogle, of Two Harbors, who died at Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday night, was held this afternoon in this city, where his wife was buried eight years ago.

Mrs. Ogle, mother of the deceased, and his two children, Bertha and Alfred, arrived this morning from Two Harbors, which place they left Thursday on a special train, with the corpse. They were accompanied by officials of the railroad.

There was no more popular man in Two Harbors than Colonel Ogle, and he was widely known throughout the state.

Col. Ogle was a member of Gov. Van Sant’s staff, chairman of the Lake County Republican committee, and purchasing agent for the Duluth & Iron Range road.

He was taken ill with gastritis Sept. 22 and overtaxed his strength by voting at the November elections. About three weeks ago he was taken to Battle Creek, Mich., where he died, aged 43 years.


Mrs. James Shea
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 2 July 1917; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, July 1. – Mrs. James Shea died this afternoon at Rochester, Minn. The body will arrive here Tuesday morning.


Charles J. Starlof
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 10 Jan. 1917; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Jan. 9. – Charles J. Starlof, age 55, for 20 years a resident of Two Harbors, died here tonight from pneumonia after an illness of less than a week. Besides his widow, he is survived by a daughter and two sons, all of Two Harbors. Mr. Starlof was employed by the D. & J. R.R. Funeral arrangements have not been made.


John Strom
Source: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wis.) Saturday, 1 Aug. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

Two Harbors. Minn., July 31.—John Strom, a prominent contractor and stone mason and an old resident of this place, died suddenly yesterday afternoon from a hemorrhage of the lungs. He was superintending the construction of some cement walks on Third avenue when he was stricken. He was taken to the hospital, but died in about ten minutes. He was recently awarded extensive contracts for cement walks about the city. He was 78 and leaves a widow and five children.


Daniel S. Sullivan
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Saturday, 10 Jan. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

TWO HARBORS – D. S. Sullivan, for 20 years dock worker, died Friday. Funeral will be held Monday at Catholic church and body will be sent to Ironwood, Mich., his former home, for burial.

Source: Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, Mich.) Tuesday, 13 Jan. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

The body of Daniel Sullivan, aged fifty-nine, who died of heart trouble, on January 9, at his home in Two Harbors, Minn., was brought to this city last evening, and internment was made in the Riverside cemetery this morning. Services were held at Two Harbors, and at Patrick’s morgue this morning, the Rev. Fr. J. Moriarty officiating.

Mr. Sullivan came to this city in 1886. He was a policeman for several years, and was later employed by the Ashland mining company. In August, 1905, Mr. Sullivan went to Two Harbors, and in September of the following year, the family moved to that city, where they have lived since.

Mr. Sullivan is survived by a wife and five children: Mrs. F. S. Mitchell, of Proctor, Minn., the Misses Esther and Catherine Sullivan, Matt B. Sullivan and Theodore S. Sullivan, all of Two Harbors; and a cousin, James Shea, of this city.


Mrs. William Towl
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 21 Oct. 1921; transcribed by FoFG mz

Two Harbors, Oct. 20. – Mrs. William Towl, age 65, who was a resident of Two Harbors for 30 years, died at her home today following a short illness. She is survived by two sons, John of Two Harbors, and Herbert of Milwaukee, and five daughters, Mrs. Fred W. Stafford and Mrs. Frank Siegler, Duluth, Mrs. J. H. Donovan, Two Harbors, Mrs. William Carlin, Sand Point, Idaho, and Mrs. Dan Ashford, Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be at Two Harbors.


Chas. Warner
Source: Albert Lea Evening Tribune (Albert Lea, Minn.) Wednesday, 3 May 1916; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Ferguson went to Owatonna last Thursday to be present at the burial service for Chas. Warner of Two Harbors, who died at that place Jan. 9th. The body has been at that place in a vault until it was removed to Owatonna for internment, Mr. Warner formerly residing there.


Kate Wolf
Source: Alton Evening Telegraph (IL) February 26, 1884; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

UPPER ALTON.
OBITUARY-Mrs. Kate Wolf, daughter of Capt. Boone Allen, of this place, died on Wednesday, at her home in Two Harbors, Minn., and was buried here Monday afternoon, from the Presbyterian church, Rev. S. B. Taggart officiating. The deceased was married a little less than two years ago to Mr. John S. Wolf, Jr., who was then engaged in business here. She was in her 21st year, a young woman of great promise and striking beauty of person and character. She leaves a daughter a few weeks old. The church was crowded with sympathizing friends. Captain Allen was absent on his boat and out of reach of the telegraph.


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