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Henry Bamford
Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland OR) April 20, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Henry Bamford, a resident of Hillside, died at his home yesterday, following a prolonged illness. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon from the Hillside Congregational church, which he helped organize. Interment will be in the Hillside cemetery. Mr. Bamford was born in Dickenfield, England, September 14, 1833, and came to this country in 1855 and to Oregon in 1884. He is survived by his widow and four sons, Edwin A. and James A., both of Portland; John L. of Thief River Falls, Minn., and Charles H. of Forest Grove.

Mary Bamford
Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) April 27, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

BAMFORD - At the home of Mrs. Alice B. Roots, Forest Grove, Tuesday, 9:30 P. M., Mrs. Mary Bamford, aged 89 years, beloved mother of John L. Bamford, Thief River Falls, Minn.; Edwin A., James A., of Portland; Charles H., of Forest Grove. She survived her husband, Henry Bamford one year and one week. Funeral services at Hillside Congregational church today (Thursday), April 27, at 2 P. M. Interment Hillside cemetery. Thief River Falls, Minn., and Minooka, Ill., papers please copy.

Mrs. Fred Beerbower
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Monday, 18 Dec. 1922) transcribed by FoFG mz

Thief River Falls, Dec. 17. - Mrs. Fred Beerbower died yesterday after a 10 days illness. She was born in Elkhart, Ind., April 11, 1865, and was married to Mr. Beerbower at Winterset, Iowa on July 2, 1890. Internment will be at Winterset, Iowa.

Arthur Breyette
Source: the Pioneer (Bemidji, MN) January 24, 1919; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mr. and Mrs. John Boulduc received word that their nephew, Arthur Breyette, died in Minneapolis January 22, from influenza. His mother, Mrs. William Sherwood, was in Minneapolis at the time of his death. He was a member of the Bemidji band at one time and was well known here. His home is at Hazel, Minn.

Joseph Buchamp
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Thursday, November 30, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Prominent Pennington Co. Resident Killed Yesterday Near Mabye, Minn.
(Herald Special Service.)
Thief River Falls, Minn., Nov. 29.-Joseph Buchamp, 72, a prominent farmer of Pennington county, was instantly killed this afternoon, one mile and a half from Mabye, when his Ford automobile turned turtle, in ditch No. 18. The body of the aged man was discovered beneath the car by a farmer residing in that district.

Buchamp moved to Pennington county from North Dakota in 1893, and since that time had been active in building up the community. In 1904 he removed the bodies of the Indians buried in the Pennington cemetery to the Red Lake reservation.

Just how he met death cannot be ascertained. His body was discovered about 8 o'clock today, but it is believed that the accident happened earlier in the day. It appears that Buchamp, who was en route to his home, attempted to cross the ditch, when the accident happened.

Gertie Coan
Source: The Goodridge Banner (MN) January 28, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

At her home near Erie, Gertie, wife of John T. Coan, died Friday, Jan. 21, of hemorrhage of the liver, after an illness of just a few hours, although she had been a sufferer from liver trouble for years.

the deceased was 46 years of age. She came here with her husband and family in 1904, and they have since resided in this vicinity. Her husband, two daughters Esther and Alice, and three sons, John, Harry and Bert, survive her, besides one sister, Mrs. Barney Ba - - r, who resides here, and two sisters and a brother in Michigan.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the house at 11 o'clock and at the Erie church at 1:30, Rev. Henry Lutz officiating. Interment was made in the Erie cemetery.

The undersigned desire to return thanks to those friends who so kindly assisted him them in their hour of bereavement, and to the donors of the beautiful flowers.

Andrew Dicken
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Friday, 19 May 1922; transcribed by FoFG mz

Thief River Falls, May 18. – Andrew Dicken, former farmer and resident of Thief River Falls for the last 12 years, is dead here. Mr. Dicken was born in Norway and came to this country when four years of age.

Chief Douglas
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Wednesday February 16, 1898; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Feb. 16.-Chief Douglas of the last estimating corps committed suicide near his home here. Pending an investigation of the coroner, no cause can be given for the deed.

Torje Froisnes
Source: The Goodridge Banner (MN) January 28, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Torje Froisnes died Monday, the 24th inst., at the hospital in Thief River Falls. While wrestling with his training partner at the Athletic club a week ago Monday evening he suffered a broken rib as the result of a body scissor grip placed upon him by his partner. After being cared for at the hospital he ventured out and tore the injured rib loose. He was taken back to the hospital, only to break the rib again as soon as he could get out. From the effects of the last experience he did not recover.

Mrs. Henry Hope
Source: The Goodridge Banner (Goodridge, MN) Friday, January 21, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The remains of Mrs. Henry Hope of Grygla were brought here Wednesday on their way to her former home at Crystal Lake, Ill., for burial. Mrs. Hope died Tuesday at her home at Grygla of internal hemorrhage, after an illness of but a few days. Her illness was not considered serious until the last day. Mrs. Hope was an old resident of the north country, having with her husband held and proved up a claim about ten miles north of Grygla. For the past six years they have resided in Grygla. Mrs. Hope is survived by her husband only, there being no children. Mr. Hope, his mother and Johnie Peterson accompanied the remains to Crystal Lake.

Nils Jacobson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Tuesday, 23 Dec. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

THIEF RIVER FALLS - Nils Jacobson was found dead in his residence on Arnold avenue, South, death being due to heart failure and hardening of the arteries.

Edwin W. Johnson
Source: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA) Wednesday, May 2, 1951; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Dr. Edwin W. Johnson, 51, a Seattle dentist, died in a hospital yesterday after an illness of several months. His home was at 724 36th Av.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow in the Johnson & Sons chapel, with burial in Pacific Lutheran.

Dr. Johnson, born in Waltham, Minn., was a dental graduate of Marquette University. He practiced in Hawley, Minn., before coming to Seattle nine years ago. His offices were in the Stimson Building. Dr. Johnson was a member of Hawley Lodge No. 256, F. & A. M.; the Seattle Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

Surviving are his wife, Venda; a daughter, Carol Johnson, Seattle; a brother, Erwin P. Johnson, Hawley, and two sisters, Mrs. G. H. Alberts, Grand Forks, N. D., and Mrs. Allan R. Burrill, Thief River Falls, Minn.

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

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Dec. 6. - George C. Johnson, cashier of First and People's strongest state bank, died this afternoon of pneumonia, which followed an attack of influenza. The body will be sent to Red Wing, his former home, today for burial.

Mr. Johnson was well known, not only locally but throughout the state and entire northwest. Entering the banking business at Warren, and accepting a position with First National bank here a few years ago.

He leaves a widow and three children.

John M. Johnson
Source: Warren Sheaf. (Warren, Minn.), December 15, 1920 - KT - Sub by FoFG

Steiner -- On Thursday night, Dec. 2nd, at the Physicians Hospital at Thief River Falls - occurred the death of John M. Johnson, one of the pioneer settlers of this community. The cause of his death was pleurisy. Mr. Johnson was born at Dalarne, Sweden, sixty-eight years ago. He emigrated to this country in younger days. He was one of the pioneer settlers of this community and settled on a farm about one and one-half mile east, of Steiner, where he resided until his death. He was a man who soon won the friendship of his neighbors and others whom he became acquainted with. He was taken ill last spring and was a patient at the Physicians hospital at Thief River Falls first, then at the hospital at Warren. He came home after a while but has never been well since. Mr. Johnson was 68 years of age, unmarried and is mourned by brothers and one sister in Sweden, relatives at Wylie, Minn., besides a host of friends. The funeral services were held at Thief River Falls Saturday and interment was made in Greenwood cemetery.

Sam Knutson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Friday, 22 Aug. 1913) transcribed by FoFG mz

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Aug. 21. – Sam Knutson, a farmer in the Brunkeberg district, died at a local hospital here today following an operation for appendicitis. A wife and seven children survive.

Nettie S. Lakin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 27 Aug. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. Nettie S. Lakin, of the Harrington apartments, died Friday night at the home of her sister at Thief River Falls, where she was visiting. Mrs. Lakin is survived by two daughters, Emily and Loosa Lakin of Duluth. The funeral will be held Monday at Warren, Minn., the former home of the family.

Helen M. Lee
Source: Hibbing Daily Tribune - Oct 17, 2006 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

CHISHOLM - Helen M. Lee, 84, of Chisholm, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Heritage Manor Health Care Center - Chisholm.

She was born Oct. 11, 1922, in Rocksbury Township near Thief River Falls, Minn., to Lewis and Serina Josephine (Swenson) Koidahl. She had been a lifelong Chisholm resident. She was united in marriage on May 9, 1941, in Virginia, to Gordon E. Lee. She attended two years at the Virginia Jr. College. She was a part of the Faith Lutheran Church Quilters group.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to Heritage Manor Health Care Center and its staff for their kindness and caring.

She is survived by her two sons, Gordon D. (Terri) of Hesperia, Calif., and Gary of Chisholm; one daughter, Karen (Phil VonderHaar) Koprivec of Keewatin; five grandchildren: Wendy Koprivec, Jami (John) O'Brien, Chris Koprivec, Danielle Hawk and Terri Vaughn; 11 great-grandchildren: Willie, Gloria, Vincent, Patrick, Kolby, Kelsy, Brian, Richie, Baylee, Shaun and Jamison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; parents. Serina and Lewis Koidahl; and brothers, Stan and Ken.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at Faith Lutheran Church in Chisholm with The Rev. Robert Ierien officiating.

Visitation: Will be for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Burial: Interment will follow in Chisholm Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Chisholm.

Mr. Mathson
Source: The Pioneer (Bemidji, MN) May 11, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Aldrich were called to Hazel, Minn., nine miles south of Thief River Falls, on Sunday, by the sad announcement that Mrs. Aldrich's father, Mr. Mathson, had been seriously injured on Saturday, his eighty-eighth birthday. He passed away less than a hour before they arrived on Sunday, having been a resident of that community for over forty years.

Nelson | Tilton | Wallin
Source: The Duluth New Tribune,1910-01-17 - submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer

Thief River Falls, Minn.
Jan 16 - Three men who were among the first to penetrate this section and established themselves in what is now Thief River Falls, died this week. They were Frank Tilton, H.O. Nelson, and J.H. Wallin. They were all buried from the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the interment was made at the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Ole Nelson and Child
Source: Aitkin Independent Age (Aitkin, MN) May 26, 1917, page 6; submitted by Robin Line
Mrs. Ole Nelson and her year-old child were burned to death at their home twenty miles east of Thief River Falls. The fire started presumably from an overheated stovepipe.

Anna Nordhagen
Source: Thief River Falls Newspaper; Publish Date: unknown

Mrs. Anna Nordhagen, 72, a resident of Thief River Falls since 1917, died Wednesday afternoon, January 6 at the Northwestern Hospital.
Funeral services for Mrs. Nordhagen were held Tuesday in the Zion Lutheran church, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Leland Steen officiating and interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Green Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Anna (Hemstad) Nordhagen, the daughter of the late Anders and Gunhild Hemstad, was born in North Dakota on March 27, 1892. As a young girl she moved with her family to Plummer where she received her education. She was united in marriage to Olaf Nordhagen on March 30, 1917 in Thief River Falls. With the exception of five years when they lived in Kelliher, she has since been a resident of this community.
She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Arthur (Sylvia) Von Wald, Westminster, CA; Mrs. Bruce (Mildred) Fynskov, Kalispell, MT; and Mrs. Floyd (Lillian) Rux of Thief River Falls; and four sons: Oren, Glide OR; LeRoy, Shelby, MT; George in the U.S. Navy in Sunnyvale, CA; and Lester of Thief River Falls. Other survivors are three sisters: Mrs. Laura LaFayette, Plummer; Mrs. Ed Jacobson, West Allis, Wis. And Mrs. James Esche of Hamilton, MT; four brothers: Arthur Hemstad, Minneapolis; Oscar, John and George Hemstad all of Plummer; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Olaf on Aug. 26, 1962, and by one brother and three sisters.

Funeral Card:
In Loving Memory of Anna Nordhagen
Born: March 27, 1892, North Dakota
Died: January 6, 1965 - Thief River Falls, MN
Services: Zion Lutheran Church, Tuesday, January 12, 1965 - 1:00 P.M.
Minister: Reverend Leland Steen
Organist: Mrs. Leland Steen
Soloist: Mrs. Clarence Weckwerth
Selections: The Old Rugged Cross, Abide with Me
Pallbearers: Joe Mead, Henry Carlson, Harry Johnson, Walter Rux, Olaf Samuelson, Albert Leppegaard
Interment: Greenwood Cemetery
Arrangements by: Green Funeral Home, Thief River Falls, MN
Submitted by: Karen Miller, grand-daughter

Gjermund Nordhagen
Source: Thief River Falls Newspaper, May 14, 1947- Submitted by Karen Miller, Great Niece

Services were held at the Erickson and Lund Chapel Tuesday afternoon, May 20, for Gjermund Nordhagen, who was summoned at his home in Norden Twp. Wednesday, May 14, at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 25 days. Rev. Walter Pederson officiated. Interment in Landstad Cemetery.
Gjermund Nordhagen was born Nov. 19, 1870 in Osterdalen, Norway. He came from Norway to Fargo, ND in 1881 and moved to Norden Twp in 1885 and has lived there ever since. Survivors left to mourn his passing are: two sisters, Mrs. Sina Eggen and Mrs. Tina Eggen both of Kelliher, MN; one brother Olaf Nordhagen of Norden Twp; and several nieces and nephews. His parents and six sisters preceded him in death.

Leroy Nordhagen
Source: The Oregonian, Portland, OR, July, 2005 - Submitted by Karen Miller, Niece; Burial: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR

A service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2005, in Willamette National Cemetery for LeRoy Nordhagen, who died July 24 at age 78.
Mr. Nordhagen was born December 19, 1926, in Thief River Falls, MN. During WWII, he served in the Navy in the Pacific. In the 1950's, he moved to Portland, where he owned Roy's Painting for about 20 years. He moved to Milwaukie, OR in about 1985. In 1985 he married Diane Hawkins. Survivors include his wife; step-daughters, Debbie Fortin, Lorna Bird, Betty Underwood and Agnes Mathney; stepsons, Dick Chase and Larry Chase; brothers George, Oren and Lester; sisters, Millie Nordhagen and Lillian Rux; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Peake.

Olaf Nordhagen
Source: Thief River Falls Newspaper Published between Aug 28-30, 1962 - Submitted by Karen Miller

Olaf Nordhagen who lived all of his life in Pennington county and since 1959 in this city, died Sunday at Northwestern Hospital at the age of 75 years.
Funeral services are set for Friday afternoon at 1 pm at Zion Lutheran church of this city. Officiating at the rites will be the Rev. Leland Steen. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, with the Green Funeral home in charge. The body may be viewed until tomorrow noon at the funeral home and at the church for one hour before the services.
Mr. Nordhagen was born on Nov. 2, 1886, in Norden township, Pennington county. He attended school and reached manhood there. On March 30, 1917, he married Anna Hemstad in this city. After their marriage, they made their home on a farm in Norden township. His livelihood was earned at the well drilling trade, which he carried on for many years, in addition to farming. Upon leaving the farm, they moved to Kelliher where they lived for five years and in 1959 they moved to this city.
Mr. Nordhagen is survived by his wife, Anna; four sons, Lester of this city; Oren, Granada Hills, CA, LeRoy, Portland, OR; George, Imperial Beach, CA; three daughters Mrs. Art (Sylvia) Von Wald, Westminister, CA; Mrs Bruce (Mildred) Fynskov, Kalispell, MT; and Mrs. Floyd (Lillian) Rux, Thief River Falls. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Tina Eggen, Kelliher, 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One brother, seven sisters, and two grandsons preceded him in death.

Note: Olaf's parents were: Jon Nordhagen and Siri Jensdatter Gronlands, Norway

Funeral Card:
In Loving Memory of Olaf Nordhagen
Born: November 2, 1886, Thief River Falls, MN
Died: August 26, 1962 - Norden Twp., MN
Services: Friday, August 31, 1962 - 1:00 P.M.
Zion Lutheran Church
Minister: Reverend Leland Steen
Organist: Mr. Jerry Joringdal
Soloist: Mrs. Clarence Weckwerth
Selections: The Old Rugged Cross and Abide With Me
Pallbearers: Harry Myron, Henry Carlson, Albert Lappegaard, Henry Lappegaard, Olaf Samuelson, Harry Johnson
Place of Interment: Greenwood Cemetery
Arrangements by: The Green Funeral Home, Thief River Falls, MN

Emma Josephine Olson
Source: memorial card. Transcribed by the Alberti's.

Emma "Amy" Josephine Olson was born May 14, 1895 at Fargo, North Dakota to the late Albert and Lena (Olson) Olson. She was baptized on July 21, 1895 at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND and later confirmed in the Christian Faith in Thief River Falls, MN. The family lived near Wild Rice, MN until she was nine years old. The family moved to North Township, Pennington County, where her father homesteaded. Amy attended rural school in North Township, in a home.

On December 16, 1914 she was united in marriage to Carl M. Jorde in Thief River Fails, MN at the church parsonage. The couple took the train to McKinock, ND, and spent a month there honeymooning, with the Jorde family. The couple farmed in Excel Township, Marshall County, MN for many years. Carl died on July 11, 1973.

Amy Enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends, loved crocheting, and attending her grandchildren's sports, as well as traveling, and her church was special to her. Amy is survived by three daughters: Myrtle Gist of El Cajon, CA, Laura LaPoint and her husband Edward of Rochester, MN and Doris Spencer and her husband Ray of Palm Desert, CA; four sons: Martin Jorde of Gold Hill, OR, Alfin Jorde of Blooming Prairie, MN, Chester Jorde and his wife Betty of Thief River Falls, MN and Don Jorde and his wife Grace of Thief River Falls, MN; 23 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and one son-in-law, Elton Cummings and his present wife, Eileen of Thief River Falls, MN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, on July 11, 1973; one daughter, Evelyn Cummings in 1980; one son, Ruben Jorde in 1993; her parents; one infant grandson, Ronald Gist; one great grandson, Bruce Van de Streek; one brother, Edwin Olson; one sister, Lillian Aasland; two daughters-in-law: Lila Jorde and Lorrayn Jorde; and one son-in-law, Eugene Gist.

Emma "Amy" Jorde died Monday, May 6, 1996 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls, MN at the age of 100 years, 11 months, and 22 days. May her memory be blessed.

Theodore Olson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Thursday, 18 Sept. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

THIEF RIVER FALLS - Theodore Olson, 44, resident of Kratka, Pennington county for 29 years, met death when crushed between tractor and feeder. Supposed engine backed up without warning. Wife, six children and three brothers survive.

Charles A. Pitkin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 16 Mar. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

THIEF RIVER FALLS, March 15. - Charles A. Pitkin, well known attorney of this city, died of influenza at a hospital in the Twin Cities. The telegram announcing Mr. Pitkin’s death comes from Mrs. Pitkin, who was with her husband at the time of his death. The message gives no details except that the funeral will be held at Crookston. The Elks lodge and bar association of this city will send representatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Pitkin left this city about two weeks ago and had since that time been in the Twin Cities and Mankato, where they had visited relatives and attended to business matters in connection with the estate of Mr. Pitkin's mother, Mrs. A. H. Pitkin, who died at Mankato a few weeks ago.

J. S. Rayson
Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) Dec. 10, 1919; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

CENTRALIA, Wash., Dec. 9. - (Special.) - J. S. Rayson, a pioneer resident of Centralia, died Saturday night in Thief River Falls, Minn., where he was taken in October in the hope of benefiting his health. Word of his death was received today by his daughter, Mrs. Ruby Floyd. Mr. Rayson was 65 years of age. The body will probably be brought here for interment.

Earl Roach
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Tuesday, 19 Sept. 1905; transcribed by FoFG mz

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Sept. 18. - Earl Roach, the four-year-old son of James Roach received burns so severe that he died from the effects. With Tillie Zavtral, a little girl about the same age, he played with matches in a playhouse back of the Roach residence. A fire was started and the little children became so frightened that they did not leave the playhouse, but remained until the little boy sustained burns which caused his death. The little Zavtral girl also received many severe burns but she is now getting along nicely.

Caroline Rod
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Wednesday, 18 Feb. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

SPOONER - Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Rod, wife of Axel Rod, who died Sunday night of pneumonia, will be held Wednesday afternoon at Thief River Falls, where she taught school for six years. Mrs. Rod was treasurer of the Spooner school board and serving her third term. She also was president of the Parent-Teacher association.

Floyd Rux
Submitted by: Karen Miller, niece --

- Floyd Clinton Rux was born on March 23, 1924 in Reynolds, ND to Walter and Lillie (Lenz) Rux. He attended school in rural Reynolds, ND. He moved with his family to rural Thief River Falls, MN in 1946.

On October 31, 1948 Floyd was united in marriage to Lillian Nordhagen. Floyd worked for Montgomery Ward's from 1951 until it closed and then went to work for Fosbergs. In 1966 he started working for the State of Minnesota Highway Department and retired in 1986. At that time he and Lillian sold their home in Thief River Falls and moved to their home on Union Lake near Erskine, MN.

Floyd and Lillian enjoyed making wood crafts together. Floyd was always busy feeding the birds and trying to outwit the squirrels from stealing the bird seed. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Thief River Falls, MN.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian of Erskine, MN; 2 daughters, Donna (Terry) Cooper of Renton, WA and Elodee Quill of Minot, ND; 2 sons, Howard Rux and Loren Rux both of Thief River Falls, MN; 6 grandchildren, Paul Cooper of Kent, WA, Leigh Ann Cooper of Renton, WA, Nichole (Corey) Merrill of Rapid City, SD, Ryan Quill of Minot, ND, Kimberly Quill of Minot, ND and Alicia Rux of Moorhead, MN; 3 great granddaughters, Audrie, Autumn and Josie of Rapid City, SD; 2 sisters, Wanda (Clarence) Schroeder of Bemidji, MN and June (Cecil) Olson of Littlefork, MN; 3 brothers, Clayton (Jean) of Anoka, MN, Delmer (Gloria) of Thief River Falls, MN, Franklin (Wendy) of Worcester, MA; a sister-in-law, Donna Rux; many nieces and nephews; and also his good friend and buddy, his dog Murphy. Floyd is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Howard in infancy and Orlie in 1990.

Floyd Rux died Saturday, October 18, 1997 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA at the age of 73 years, 6 months, and 25 days. May his memory be blessed.

Funeral Card:
In Loving Memory of Floyd Rux
Born: March 23, 1924, Reynolds, ND
Died: October 18, 1997, Worchester, MA
Funeral Services: Saturday, October 25, 1997 - 2:00 P.M.
United Methodist Church, Thief River Falls, MN
Officiant: Reverend William Kerr
Organist/Soloist: Grace Hammer
Selections: "Hymn of Promise", "Rock of Ages"
Eulogy and Time of Sharing: Donna Cooper
Interment: Rux Cemetery, Sanders Twp, Pennington County, MN
Arrangements With: The Green Funeral Home

Mrs. Gunhild Sand
Source: Goodridge Banner (Goodridge, MN) Friday, February 11, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. Gunhild Sand died Saturday, February 5, of rheumatism of the heart. Gunhild Olsdatter was born at Vabraaten, Valdres, Norway, in 1843, and hence was 78 years of age at time of death. She was married in Norway to Ole Anderson Sandirken, or Sand as he is called here, and with her husband came to America in 1982 [sic.] They resided at Mishicot, Wis., then removed to Canby, Minn. After a residence there of 8 years, they removed to a homestead near Goodridge in 1912 and have made their home here. The deceased has been a sufferer - from rheumatism for several years end much of the time has been confined to her bed. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Oscar, Andrew and Henry.

Services were held at the house at 1:30 and at the Lutheran church at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of Tuesday by Rev. G. A. Hanson, and the remains were taken to Canby for interment, accompanied by Andrew and Henry Sand. The cemetery is located on the old home farm, and there Mrs. Sand had always desired to be laid to rest.

P. A. Soderberg
Source: Inter-Mountain Advocate (Salt Lake City, UT) Friday, November 29, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

[NOTE TO RESEARCHERS: Not a positive identification.] MURDERED BY TRAMPS.
Lodi, Cal., Nov. 26.-The mutilated body of a man was found near a haystack today. The blankets on which he had slept were covered with blood, and there was every evidence of murder. On the person of deceased were found letters in Swedish to P. A. Soderberg from Thief River Falls, Minn., a certificate of deposit for $35, issued by the Polk County bank of Thief River Falls, Minn., to P. A. Soderberg, and a certificate from the Eastern Immigration bureau of Chicago. It is supposed that the man was murdered by tramps.

E. A. Strande
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Saturday, 20 Sept. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

E. A. Strande, who died recently at Thief River Falls, where he was employed as a Soo Line dispatcher, was formerly a resident of Superior, having worked at Itasca for the Omaha road. Arthur Strande, a brother, also lives at Itasca. The deceased left besides a wife and one child, a father and four sisters, the Misses Agnes and Anna of Warrens, Wis., and the Misses Sadie and Meta of Rockford, Ill., and another brother, Peter, who is conductor on the Omaha at Elroy.

Henry Svare
Source: The Goodridge Banner (Goodridge, MN) Friday, January 14, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The remains of Henry Svare, who died for his county in October, 1918, were returned here from France, arriving here last Saturday. Funeral services were held at the Torgerson church yesterday under the auspices of Henry Svare Post, American Legion, Rev. G. A. Hanson officiating, and interment was made in the Torgerson cemetery. Mrs. Hans Svare and sons, John and Calmer and daughter, Mrs. Henry Hanson were present.
Source: The Goodridge Banner (MN) January 21, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Private Henry Svare, member of the 341st Infantry, United States army, died at an American base hospital in France, October 9, 1918, of influenza, a short time before he had expected to be on his way home. His body was one of 40 which were returned last week to relatives in Minnesota for re-interment. He was 27 years of age at the time of death. He had seen active service, having taken part in several hard fought battles. Henry was a hard worker. He was always ready to give help to any one, but he always helped his parents first. When he was in France he wrote his parents, sisters and brothers not to forget the two songs, "Hvo Ved hvor Naer Mig er Min End" and "Jeg Gaari Fare Hvor Jeg Gaar." Before he went to the war he was always singing these songs.

He leaves to mourn his death, his parents, two sisters and four brothers - Mr. and Mrs. Hans Svare, Miranda, Helen, Melvin, Glenn, Johnie and Calmar.

Ole Sversvold
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Monday, 1 Aug. 1921; transcribed by FoFG mz

THIEF RIVER FALLS, July 31. - Ole Sversvold, age 81, for many years a resident of the Grygla community, is dead. He was born in Norway and came to this country 50 years ago. He was buried at Battle Lake, Ia.

Hays Wade
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Thursday, 26 Feb. 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Feb. 25. - Hays Wade died here today from a fractured skull caused by the kick of a horse. Wade was enroute from Sands, Ill., to Roseau with a car of household goods and four horses. While the car was in this city one of the horses became tangled in its tie rope and while freeing it Wade received the fatal blow. A brakeman heard the noise in the car and discovered his unconscious body.

A large white bull dog remains on watch over the contents of the car and can not be induced to leave it.

The deceased was 24 years of age and his parents reside at New Bloomfield, Mo. L. W. Wade of Roseau, a cousin of the deceased, has taken charge of the body.

Clarence Walker
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 14 May 1905; transcribed by FoFG mz

Clarence Walker, at Thief River Falls, Wis. Funeral at Stewart's undertaking rooms under auspices of United Order of Foresters, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

Mrs. Peter Wold
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Saturday, 19 Aug. 1911) transcribed by FoFG mz

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Aug. 18. - Mrs. Peter Wold of Pennington died yesterday from tuberculosis. The funeral was held today from the Swedish Mission church in this city. Mrs. Wold was the wife of County Commissioner Peter Wold. She is survived by a large family.

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