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Mrs. Anderson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 12 July 1906; transcribed by FoFG mz

ADA, Minn., July 11. - Yesterday morning Ole H. Anderson, a farmer eight miles northwest of Ada, found his mother in the pasture trampled to death by cattle. Her left arm, several ribs and her right shoulder were broken. The body also had a dent in the forehead.

A pitchfork by her side indicated she was building a smudge. She was 85 years of age and lived in a separate building and was not missed during the night.

Joe Beppre
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Tuesday, 7 Dec. 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz

Ada, Minn., Dec. 6. - Joe Beppre, a well-to-do farmer of Mary, was killed Saturday night while on his way home from Ada, where he had sold two loads of wheat. His head was crushed as though a club had been used, and an open jack knife was found tightly held in one hand, as though on the defense. Murder for robbery is suspected.

David Bichsel
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, December 12, 1882; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

David Bichsel, who lived a few miles below Ada, Minn., was burned to death in his house, where he lived alone, last Friday night. The house was also destroyed.

Frank Farley
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 28 Jan. 1906; transcribed by FoFG mz

ADA, Minn., Jan. 27. - Word has reached here of the death of Frank Farley, aged 25, who was run over and killed by the cars at Cincinnati, O., last Tuesday. The deceased was well known here, having lived in Ada a number of years. Two brothers of his, Emil and Edward, now reside here.

Just how Farley was killed is not known. His body, horribly cut and mangled, was found by the side of the track by the train crew. The remains will probably be brought to Minnesota for internment.

Louis Hanson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 26 Sept. 1922; transcribed by FoFG mz

Hanson, Louis, age 69, 1218 East Second street, died Sept. 23. Internment Ada, Minn., Sept. 23.

Mrs. D. C. Lightbourn
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 2 Dec. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

ADA, Minn., Dec. 1. - Mrs. D. C. Lightbourn, wife of the editor of the Norman County Index, died yesterday afternoon after an illness of six months. Funeral services will be held at the family home Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock.

A. B. Lake
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Saturday, November 4, 1882; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Ada, Minn., Nov. 3.-A. B. Lake, formerly in the drug business in Fargo, died here this morning. It is thought to be a case of suicide, and it is reported that his parents live in Fargo. Let them know or tell parties who will advise them.

Nelson Mott
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 18 Jan. 1917; transcribed by FoFG mz

The body of Nelson Mott, age 59, who died Tuesday night at his residence, 29 East Fourth street, will be sent today to his former home at Ada, Minn., for burial. Mr. Mott was a livestock dealer, well known in northern Minnesota during the 30 years he engaged in that business in this state. He is survived by Mrs. Mott, daughter, Mrs. L. A. Gerber of the state of Washington, and a son, J. R. Mott, of Duluth.

Gerhard Ohloff
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 20 Mar. 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz

ADA, Minn., March 19. - Gerhard Ohloff, who had both hands badly frozen while going home from Ada in an intoxicated condition, committed suicide today. The physician was about to amputate his hands, when Ohloff drank the contents of a two ounce bottle of carbolic acid.

Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 12 Oct. 1906; transcribed by FoFG mz

ADA, Minn., Oct. 11. - Mr. and Mrs. Nick Reinhardt, living in Pleasant View, about five miles northwest of here, left their three-year-old boy in the house alone while they were doing some farm work. When Mrs. Reinhardt re-entered the house she found the boy burned to death and a big hole in the floor where the child had been. It is believed that the boy in some manner obtained matches.

George Smedsrud
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 16 Aug. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz

ADA, Minn., Aug. 15. - George Smedsrud, aged 16 years, lost his life this afternoon two miles south of Ada. He dove from the bridge across the Wild Rice river into three feet of water. The boys who were with him say his body did not return to the surface, and when the body was recovered it was found that his neck was broken. He was a son of Ole Smedsrud.

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