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Allen Children
Source: Barton County Democrat (Great Bend, KS) July 23, 1896.

A Family of nine children were poisoned at Santiago, Minn., by drinking lemonade which contained some poisonous ingredients. The children died one after the other ant the parents were said to be very sick.

Source: Warren Sheaf (Warren, MN) July 23, 1896; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Nine children in a family named Allen died at Santiago, Minn., from the effects of drinking poisoned lemonade.


W. L. Babcock
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Monday, 13 Nov. 1899) transcribed by FoFG mz

Elk River, Minn., Nov. 13. - W. L. Babcock, president of the Bank of Elk River, and head of the mercantile firm of W. L. Babcock & Sons, died of pneumonia after a brief illness. Mr. Babcock was one of the oldest settlers in this county.
 


Tron Christenson
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) August 13, 1896; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Died,
Tron Christenson, of Blue Hill, died Aug. 3, aged 75 years. The funeral occurred at Santiago, Aug. 6, Rev. Ingebrigtson officiating.


Elijah Clark
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Thursday, March 30, 1905; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Old Settler Dies
Elijah Clark, an Early Mainite Pioneer, Dies From Paralytic Stroke Monday
Was One of the Early Settlers on Battle Brook and Came to Minnesota in 1859

Elijah Clark, one of the old settlers of Princeton and this section, died at his home on the north side of the river on last Monday morning at seven-thirty o'clock, death resulting from a paralytic stroke which he received last Friday. After suffering the stroke he went to bed and never left it. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at the home of deceased, Rev. Swinnerton officiating. Interment was in Oak Knoll cemetery, where a father and a brother are buried.

Elijah Clark was born in the town of Canaan, county of Summerset, Maine, in the year 1827. When a lad he worked on the farm and after he grew up he took his father's farm and ran it some time when he decided to move west and in 1859 he settled in Minnesota.

He settled on a claim on Battle Brook near the old Love place, later moving to Blue Hill beyond the Wheeler farm, and after that he located on a farm in Santiago near the Pratt place. Sometime ago he sold his farm and came to Princeton to live with his sister Delia. He was seventy-seven years old on the sixteenth day of last October. Mr. Clark was a single man and always bore an excellent reputation and it was said of him that he never had an enemy. He is survived by three brothers, John, Henry and Samuel, and three sisters, Elizabeth, Delia and Ruth. His brother John lives in Nebraska and his sister Ruth resides in Massachusetts.


Willie Day
[Source: The Princeton Union, January 5, 1911. Transcribed by anonymous.]
Death of Willie Day. Willie Day, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Day, who live near Zimmerman, died at the Northwestern hospital on Sunday at noon, aged 13 years. The boy had been in the hospital 9 days, and on the Monday prior to his death Dr. Cooney made an exploratory incision and found that he was suffering from chronic intestinal obstruction several feet of the intestines were so contracted that the passage of food was impossible. The operation at which Dr. Walsh of St. Paul was present disclosed a condition which precluded a possibility of relief either from surgical or medical aid. The remains were conveyed to the home of the boy's parents by Undertaker George Ross on Tuesday and the interment was in the Livonia cemetery.


Evelynne Harriet Loraine Edlund
Source: Winthrop News (MN) Sept. 13, 1923, page 3; transcribed by Robin Line

A very impressive funeral ceremony was conducted when little Evelynne Harriet Loraine Edlund, was laid to rest in the Silent City. Services were held on Thursday, August 31, Devotional took place at the home at 2:00 p.m. and services at the First Lutheran church in this city at 3:00 p.m. Rev. A.F. Lundquist officiating. Mrs. Lundquist sang "Face to Face: and the quartet sang "There Will be no Dark Valley When Jesus Comes". There were six little flower girls, namely: Lucille Linnemann, Dorothy Runkle, Irene Larson, Lorinda Nelson, Harriet Johnson and Blossom Larson. The four pall bearers were: Ruth Larson, Irene Johnson, Lanette Linemann and Evelynne Larson.


James Edwards
Source: Bemidji Daily Pioneer (Bemidji, MN) February 15, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

FATHER DEAD.
James Edwards, father of Mrs. A. W. Mitchell of this city, died at Zimmerman, Minn., Feb. 11, aged 84. Through some error the telegram notifying Mrs. Mitchell of the death of her father went to Crookston and was not received by her until today. Mrs. Mitchell will be unable to attend the funeral.


James Foley
[Source: The Princeton Union, Thursday, March 14, 1912. Transcribed by the Jacob Alberti.]
James Foley Called to His Reward
James Foley, a civil war veteran and a man beloved by young and old alike, passed away at the home of his son, E. H. Foley, in Zimmerman on Sunday, March 10, aged 71 years.

Funeral service were held in the Catholic church at Anoka yesterday morning and were attended by many relatives and friends of this hero of many battles.

James Foley was born in Essex, Chittenden county, Vermont, on September 8, 1840, and in the fall of 1862 enlisted in Company K, Fifth regiment of Vermont infantry, in which he served 21 months, at the expiration of which time he received an honorable discharge. He was a brave fighter but was incapacitated by a wound which he received in the seven days battle at Richmond, Va. In 1865 he married Elizabeth Gaffney, and in 1886 moved to Wisconsin, where he lived one year. From there, with his family, he moved in 1886, to Livonia, in Sherburne county, where he resided on a farm until six years ago, when he went to live with his youngest son, Edward, at Zimmerman. He is survived by seven children, a brother and two sisters, all of whom were at his bedside at the time of his demise.

In the death of Mr. Foley his children lose a kind father and the community a truly good citizen. He was a man among men, generous, and honorable in all his dealings.


Carrie M. Frederickson
 Source: "The Princeton Union", February 06, 1908 - KT - Sub by FoFG

Mrs. Frederickson Dies at Home of Her Daughter, Mrs. F. Peterson, After Long Illness.
Mrs. Carrie Magrete Frederickson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Peterson, in this village, on Friday, January 31, from heart failure superinduced by a paralytic stroke received sixteen months ago. Since sustaining this paralytic affliction Mrs. Frederickson had been cared for by her daughter, and not-withstanding her severe suffering, bore her burden with fortitude. She was a good christian woman, and beloved by those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. The deceased was born in Denmark, July 9, 1823, and on January 3, 1852, was married to Hans Frederickson. With her husband she came to the United States in May, 1889, and located at Ridgeway, Pa., where the family remained one year. From Ridgeway the family moved to Santiago, Sherburne county, Minn., where a homestead was taken up, and upon this homestead Mrs. Frederickson lived until the death of her husband, September 12, 1906. She was then brought to the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Peterson, in Princeton. Mrs. Frederickson was the mother of four daughters, three of whom survive her, viz., Mrs. Frank Peterson, Princeton; Mrs. Jas. Nelson, Idaho; Mrs. Peter Larson, Denmark. She also leaves six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peterson at 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon, January 31. The services were conducted by Rev. Geo. A. Swertfager of the Congregational church. On the following day the remains were taken to the Danish cemetery at Santiago and there interred beside those of her husband. The floral offerings were profuse and among them were wreaths from the Pythian Sisters, Lady Maccabees and Rebeccahs.


William O. Freeland
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Tuesday, March 23, 1909

STARVED HIMSELF OVER HOMESICKNESS
Minneapolis, March 22.-William O. Freeland, Zimmerman, Minn., was so homesick that he starved himself and died at St. Barnabas hospital, after 23 days of fasting. Freeland came to the hospital Feb. 22 and was operated on. When he recovered from the operation he refused to eat and complained of homesickness. This condition obtained until he died from exhaustion. According to the death certificate filed today the cause of his death was:
"Exhaustion dependent on homesickness and consequent refusal to eat for 23 days. Otherwise doing well."

Source: The Princeton Union (MN) March 25, 1909; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
William O. Freeland, of Zimmerman, Minn., starved himself to death at St. Barnabas hospital, Minneapolis, by refusing to eat for 23 days following an operation for gall-stones. Death occurred March 17, but the cause was not known until yesterday, when Dr. H. C. Aldrich filed the death certificate which reads:
"The cause of death was exhaustion, dependent on homesickness and consequent refusal to eat for 23 days. He was otherwise doing well." Mr. Freeland is survived by a son, J. L. Freeland, of Minneapolis, and a daughter, who resides in Zimmerman. Both have children, and it was chiefly for the grandchildren that Mr. Freeland pined during his illness. He was 58 years old. - St. Paul Dispatch, March 23.


John Gerrish
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) (February 8, 1893; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

TRAMPLED BY HORSES.
Elk River, Minn., Feb. 7. - John Gerrish was brought to his home here last night from the Nickerson lumber camp at Kerrick, where he was fatally injured by falling off a sled and being trampled under foot by the horses.


Mrs. Frank Glass
Source: The Princeton Union, Thursday, July 27, 1911. Transcribed by the Alberti's.
The body of Mrs. Frank Glass, who died at the Northwestern hospital, was brought home on Wednesday evening of last week and buried in the Livonia cemetery on Friday afternoon. A large concourse of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed and follow the remains to their last resting place. Mr. Glass was obliged to go direct from the funeral to the hospital for treatment for blood poisoning, which he contracted in assisting in the case of his wife.


Elmer Gramhill
[Source: The Princeton Union, November 13, 1919. Transcribed by J. Alberti.]
LIFE CRUSHED OUT
Elmer Gramhill is Instantly Killed While Crossing Tracks in a Car at Zimmerman.

Passenger Train Crashes Into Machine and Hurls Driver Considerable Distance.
Elmer Gramhill, aged-21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gramhill of Livonia, met a tragic death on Monday morning at Zimmerman when the down passenger train struck the automobile he was driving. The accident occurred on the crossing at the foot of the hill leading from Main street east, the train striking the car and hurling young Gramhill a considerable distance, killing him instantly. When picked up his head was badly crushed and his body mutilated by the impact. Although the car was virtually demolished both the windshield and steering gear remained intact. As the curtains were all on the car and it was entirely enclosed, it is believed that Mr. Gramhill failed to see or hear the approach of the train. But there is a possibility that the car balked when crossing the tracks, as the young man is reported to have said previous to starting out that it was not in good running order.

Elmer Gramhill is survived by his father, mother, two brothers and four sisters. Undertaker Ross went to Zimmerman on Tuesday to care for the remains.


Lester Gramhill
[Source: The Princeton Union, April 24, 1913. Transcribed by anonymous.]
Lester, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Gramhill, died on Thursday afternoon from whooping cough. The little one had suffered for several weeks and death came as a relief. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 and the remains were laid to rest in the Livonia cemetery. This is the second child Mr. and Mrs. Gramhill have lost from whooping cough. They have the sympathy of the entire community.


Mrs. Haight
[Source: Bohemia Nugget (Cottage Grove OR) October 3, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

The body of Mrs. Haight, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mansur, who live four miles out Coast Fork was brought in on the train Friday and taken to the family home from which it will be laid to rest in the White cemetery Saturday morning.

Mrs. Haight and her husband came up from San Francisco some time ago where she had undergone an operation, and has been failing ever since, and was recently taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland where she died.

Elk River, Minnesota papers please copy.


Ole Halverson
[Source: The Princeton Union, June 13, 1901. Transcribed by anonymous.]
DIED.
Ole Halverson, of Livonia, aged sixty-four years, died on the 7th inst., of a complication of diseases. The funeral was held Sunday.


David Harvey
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Saturday, 18 Nov. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

ST. CLOUD, Nov. 17. - David Harvey, a veteran of the Civil war, died today. He was born in New York and came to this state in the 50's. He enlisted infantry and served from Aug. 15, 1862, to Aug. 16, 1865. He was for many years a resident of Sherburne county having held a homestead in Santiago town until 15 years ago when he moved to St. Cloud. He is survived by a widow and two daughters, Mrs. H. G. Wire and Mrs. Herman Luther.


Joseph W. Hawlick
Source: Evening News (San Jose, CA) Monday, December 24, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

HAWLICK-In San Jose, Cal., Dec. 23, 1917, Joseph W. Hawlick, beloved son of Mrs. Josephine Fiman of San Jose, and brother of Frances Hawlick of Silver Lake, Minn.; Charles Fiman of Elk River, Minn.; Edward Fiman of Waterford, Cal.; Ben Fiman of San Jose, and Mrs. Annie Kucera of Zimmerman, Minn. A native of Caledonia, Wis., aged 46 years. Remains at the parlors of Hocking & Williams Co., 60 279 North First.


C. W. Hayden
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Wednesday, 24 Apr. 1907) transcribed by FoFG mz

ELK RIVER, Minn., April 23. - C. W. Hayden, a pioneer resident and former sheriff of Sherburne county, died yesterday afternoon of heart trouble.


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.


Margaret Iliff
Source: The Princeton Union, Thursday, April 4, 1918. Transcribed by the Alberti's.
Again the angel of death has descended taking from our midst an esteemed and respected resident, Mrs. Margaret Iliff, familiarly known as Grandma Iliff, who passed away on Easter Sunday at the age of 86 years. Mrs. Iliff has been one of the pioneer settlers of this vicinity, having came from Indiana to Minneapolis when a young girl, and was there married to the late James Iliff, coming with him to Spencer Brook and settling on the old Iliff place after which she moved to Zimmerman, where she has since resided. She became a member of the M. E. church at the age of 17, and has been faithful, conscientious worker for the Lord all the years of her life. She was a devoted wife and mother and, besides rearing a family of ten children, she raised an orphan child, Albert Burgett, giving him the same care and affection she bestowed on her own children. She leaves to mourn her departure four children, James Iliff, Mrs. Dan Kilmartin and Mrs. Dave Bridge of this place, and M. K. Iliff of Elk River, all of whom, with Albert Burgett, were at her bedside during the last days of her illness, rendering all possibly assistance and striving to alleviate her suffering, besides many other relatives and friends who regret her death. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Thursday afternoon and were largely attended. Interment was in Livonia cemetery.


Carrie Johnson
[Source: The Princeton Union, June 13, 1901. Transcribed by anonymous.]
DIED.
June 11, at the home of her son, John G. Carlson, in Santiago, Mrs. Carrie Johnson, aged 82 years.


Dick Joyce
Source: The Princeton Union, June 24, 1909. Transcribed by J. Alberti.
ACCIDENTAL DEATHS
Dick Joyce Struck by Great Northern Flyer at Clear Lake on Friday and Instantly Killed.

Killed by Train.
Dick Joyce, who was employed on the steel gang at Clear Lake, was instantly killed by the Northern Pacific flyer on Friday night at 12 o'clock. He had but a few minutes before left the depot and was crossing the tracks when the train struck him. So great was the force with which he was struck that he was precipitated a distance of over 60 feet, where he alighted on the platform. His shoes were torn from his feet and were found across the track. The engineer stopped the train to investigate, and just at that time Miss Ring, the station agent, who went on the platform to take in the mail sack, discovered Joyce's body. Notwithstanding the night was as black as pitch this young lady walked up the track half a mile, to the car where the foreman of the steel gang was sleeping, and notified him of the accident.

Coroner Trumbull, who investigated the accident, says there was not a scrap of paper on the person of Joyce to tell from whence he hailed, but he is supposed to be from Philadelphia. He was buried in Clear Lake cemetery.


Violeta Johnson
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Thursday, June 14, 1902; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Blue Hill
Miss Violeta Johnson, sister of Edwin Johnson, died of old age at the home of her cousin, H. N. Johnson, Thornton, Iowa, June 3, aged 74 years and 10 months.


George Kilmartin
Source: The Princeton Union, Thursday, September 13, 1917. Transcribed by the Alberti's.
Geo. Kilmartin Dead.
Mr. Geo. Kilmartin died at Rochester, Minn., last week after a long illness. Mr. Kilmartin's former home was in Livonia and he is well remembered by the older citizens of this town. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son and a sister, Mrs. Morrison, of Everett, Wash., and a brother, Dennis Kilmartin, of Livonia. The funeral was held Friday at the Union church in Zimmerman, Rev. Andrew D. Stowe of Minneapolis conducting the service. The remains were laid to rest in the Livonia cemetery. Elk River Star-News, Sept. 6.


Patrick Kilmartin
Source: The Princeton Union, Thursday, January 31, 1907. Transcribed by the Alberti's.
An Old Livonia Settler Gone
Patrick Kilmartin, a pioneer resident of Livonia, Sherburne county, died at the residence of his son George in Minneapolis on the 16th inst., and the remains were interred in the Livonia burying ground two days later. Deceased was well and favorably known to many of the old settlers of Princeton and vicinity. He was a native of county Limerick, Ireland, and was born in 1826. At the age of 20 he emigrated to the United States and remained for a time in the east. In 1861 he moved to Wabasha county, this state. A year later he enlisted in the Fifth Minnesota and served three years. He settled in Livonia in 1867, where he resided until a few years ago. He is survived by two sons and a daughter - Dennis of Livonia, George of Minneapolis and Mrs. W. E. Morrison of Everett, Wash.


Walter E. Knox
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 2 Jan. 1946, page 2; Lorraine Markee Collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Pittsville – Walter E. Knox, 57, section foreman for the Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul Railroad for the past 30 years, died at 3 o'clock this morning at his home at Pittsville after a lingering illness.

The body will be taken to Eagle River for funeral services Saturday afternoon, and burial will take place at Sayner.

Mr. Knox was born at Becker, Minn., June 1, 1888, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Knox. He was a resident of Pittsville since July, 1944.

His first marriage was to Delia Touchette and took place at Becker, Minn. Ten children were born to this union. His wife and two children died. On Sept. 12, 1939 ***Note: The remainder of this article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription.


Kommillovitt
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Friday, August 10, 1877; submitted by Jim Dezotell

A young man named Kommillovitt (no one knows how to spell the name correctly) fell from a tree near his home about seven miles from Big Lake, last Sun, and dislocated his spine. He was carried to the house and cared for, but lived only a few hours. He was sixteen or eighteen years of age and lived with his parents. - Monticello Times


Chas Leider
Source: The Princeton Union, Thursday, October 8, 1908. Transcribed by the Alberti's.
Chas Leider (sic), while coming to town with a load of potatoes, met an automobile, his horses were frightened and jumped and hit a rock, throwing him off the wagon and both wheels going over him. He was brought to the hotel immediately and Dr. Cooney was called. He was taken to the hospital at Princeton and died soon after. The funeral was held at the German Lutheran church in Livonia and the interment took place in the Livonia cemetery. He leaves a wife and eleven children to mourn his death. He was a kind-hearted man and his death is regretted by a host of friends.


Michael Lynch
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Thursday, March 30, 1905; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Michael Lynch, a Glendorago Pioneer, Dies at His Home in that Town Recently.
Death of Glendorado Pioneer

Michael Lynch one of the old settlers of the town of Glendorado, Benton county, died at his home in that town on March 18th, aged eighty-three years. He was one of the best known men in the county.

Michael Lynch Sr., was born in the county of Connaught, Ireland, in 1822 and in 1850, at the age of twenty-eight, he and his family emigrated to America, first settling in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. After a seven year’s residence on Canadian soil Mr. Lynch moved to the United States and took up residence at Portland, Maine. He resided at Portland until the close of the Civil war, when he came west and located at St. Paul.

In 1870 he went to Clear Lake and in 1880 took a homestead in the town of Glendorado, Benton county, where he resided continually until his demise.


Mrs. P. F. Malm
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Thursday, March 16, 1905; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Zimmerman
Mrs. P. F. Malm died last Friday morning at one o'clock at her home in Zimmerman. She had been in poor health for some time. The cause of her death was pneumonia and heart trouble. The funeral was held Saturday forenoon at 9:30 at the house, Rev. Swinnerton of Princeton officiating, and the remains were taken to Minneapolis her former home, for burial. Mrs. Malm leaves a husband and ten children to mourn her loss. The children are all grown up and one son, E. C. Malm and a daughter Mrs. C. J. Johnson, live near town. Not all of the children could be present at the funeral on account of living too far away. Mrs. Malm was seventy-three years of age and came to Minnesota in 1869. She and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. She was a beloved wife and mother and the husband and children have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.


S. Helen Malm
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) March 11, 1905; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. S. Helen Malm, 73 year old, died yesterday morning at Zimmerman, Minn. She is survived by a son, Professor P. Z. Malm of Minnesota college, Minneapolis. Funeral Monday 2:30 p. m. from St. Paul's Lutheran church. Bloomington avenue and Twenty-fifth street.


Ethel Marsh
Source: Sherburne county Times (8 Mar. 1900) Submitted by Mike Brubaker, Executive Director of Sherburne County Historical Society

BLUE HILL - Again the grim reaper entered the home of Wm. Marsh, and taken Ethel, the little flower of nearly 12 years. She died on the 2nd of pneumonia, after an illness of one short week. She was a loveable child, beloved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed. This makes the eighth child laid to rest by that family, 7 of whom lie in the cemetery here. May consolation come to that bereaved family from on high, the only source from which true comfort can come in this their hour of sore bereavement.

Mr. Marsh is very sick yet, being confined to his bed with sore throat and lung trouble.


Matson Boy
[Source: The Princeton Union, October 17, 1901. Transcribed by J. Alberti.]
The five months old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Martin B. Matson, living in Blue Hill, died on last Monday night of croup. The funeral occurred Wednesday, Rev. J. K. Shults officiating. The interment was at Blue Hill cemetery.


Edward Mortimer
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Friday, August 10, 1877; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Died - In Santiago, Sherburne county, on the 4th inst., after an illness of three hours, Edward Mortimer, son of John M. and Mary Beersley, aged one year and nine months. Edward was a bright active child, and has gone to dwell with him who has said, "suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven."


Dorinda Blake Nickerson
[Source: The Princeton Union, March 3, 1880.Transcribed by J. Alberti.]
Mrs. Dorinda Blake Nickerson, mother of Mr. J. Q. A. Nickerson, of Elk River, died at the advanced age of 90 years, 6 months and 12 days, at her son’s residence, on the 20th ult.


Mrs. Hilmer Olson
[Source: The Princeton Union, July 9, 1908. Transcribed by J. Alberti.]
The many friends of Mrs. Hilmer Olson were shocked to hear the sad news of her death which occurred last Tuesday at her parents' home in Orrock. The funeral services were held Friday at the house and the remains were interred in the Orrock cemetery. Many friends and relatives were present Mrs. Olson was the only daughter of Gilbert Pederson, an old and much respected farmer of Orrock. Just a year ago she was married to Mr. Olson of the firm of Pederson & Olson of this village. She died June 30-- just one year from the day of her marriage. She had a host of friends here and was possessed of many lovable traits of character which endeared her to all who knew her. There were many pretty floral offerings, among them being a wreath of white roses from the Zimmerman band, of which Mr. Olson is the leader.


Mrs. Torger Olson
Source: The Princeton Union, Thursday, July 9, 1908. Transcribed by the Alberti's.
Mrs. Torger Olson passed away on Monday, July 6. She had been a sufferer for over a year from consumption and her death was a release from much pain. She leaves a husband and two little daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held from the house on Wednesday at 1 o'clock and the remains were taken to the Livonia cemetery.


Perman Infant
[Source: The Princeton Union, June 13, 1901. Transcribed by anonymous.]
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Axel Perman died at the Northwestern hospital Saturday morning. The funeral took place from the house, and interment was in the Livonia cemetery. Source: The Princeton Union, March 30, 1916. Transcribed by anonymous.


John M. Reed
Source: The Independent Record (Helena, MT) March 29, 1935; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

JOHN M. REED, 61, IS CALLED BY DEATH AFTER LONG ILLNESS
John M. Reed, 61, an employe at Fort Harrison for serveral years and a veteran of the Spanish-American war, passed away shortly after noon yesterday at the veterans hospital at Fort Harrison after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held at Covallis Saturday.

Born in Santiago, Minn., March 9, 1874, Mr. Reed came to Montana in 1900 and made his home at Covallis. He lived there until four years ago when he came to Helena to work at Fort Harrison.

Mr. Reed was taken ill about six weeks ago and was confined to his home at 1027 Peosta avenue until last Monday when his condition became serious and he was removed to the hospital. He is survived by his widow, formerly Addie Barr, whom he married at Corvallis; a son Harvey of Hamilton, and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Fisher of this city. He also leaves three grandchildren.

Mr. Reed enlisted in the United States army in April, 1898, and served as a private in Company H of the First North Dakota volunteer infantry during the Spanish-American war.


Source: Montana Butte Standard (MT) April 5, 1935; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

CORVALLIS, April 4.-(Special) The flag-draped casket bearing the body of John M. Reed, 61, whose death occurred last Thursday at Fort Harrison, arrived in Corvallis Saturday for funeral services at the United church and burial in the Corvallis cemetery. The Rev. C. J. Taber officiated. R. R> Hull sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and a trio sang "We Are Going Down the Valley." Pallbearers were George Johnson, J. F. Johnson, Harry Neafus and Frank Engler of Corvallis, Victor Johnson and Ray Perkins of Helena.

Accompanying the body from Helena were the widow, Mrs. Addie Reed; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Fisher, and a son, Harvey Reed, whose home is at Hamilton. Mrs. C. P. Kennedy, sister of Mrs. Reed came from Declo, Idaho, accompanied by a son and her nephew Ted Cochran. Guy Cochran came from Troy and there were present three grandchildren who live at Hamilton.

Mr. Reed was born at Santiago, Minn., March 9, 1874. He was orphaned at an early age and was cared for by an uncle. In 1898 he enlisted with the United States army, Company H, First North Dakota Volunteer infantry, and served as a private in the Spanish-American war. Coming to Montana in 1900, he was married to Miss Addie Barr at Corvallis and the couple made this place their home for a number of years. While serving as a janitor in the local school. Mr. Reed invented the Reed rotary adjustable school seat with which the local school is partially supplied. For the past four years he and Mrs. Reed have had employment at the Veterans' hospital at Fort Harrison, where he died March 27 following an illness of three weeks.


Mrs. Austin Spencer
[Source: The Princeton Union, June 2, 1902. Transcribed by J. Alberti.]
Mrs. Austin Spencer passed away at her home in Livonia Tuesday of last week. The funeral was held Thursday and she was buried in the Livonia cemetery where her husband lies.


Ellen Truax
[Source: The Princeton Union, December 21, 1911. Transcribed by J. Alberti.]
One of Sherburne county's pioneer settlers, Grandma Truax, passed away at the age of 78 years On Thursday evening, December 14, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Iliff. Mrs. Ellen Truax was born in England and came to this country when a child. The funeral was held at the Union church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Stow of Minneapolis officiating. The interment was in Livonia cemetery. Mrs. Truax was the mother of five children, four of whom are living. She also raised several of her grandchildren and was a woman who had open arms to aid anyone whom she knew needed a helping hand. She was loved by all who knew her. The relatives have the sympathy of the community.


F. S. Walker
Source: The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (MN) August 1, 1927; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Funeral services for Frank Samuel Walker, former Brainerd resident and sister of Mrs. J. L. Frederick, were conducted July 14 at Kalispell. Montana by the Masonic lodge with Rev. W. H. Sandy, of Central Christian Church, Kalispell officiating.

A quartet sang three hymns while at the grave in Conrad Memorial cemetery taps were sounded by Howard Hunt and Allan French of the American Legion.

Mr. Walker was born August 17, 1785 at Santiago, Minn., and died at his home at Lakeside, July 12 at the age of 52 years. He enlisted in the United States army in Denver, Colorado in 1918 and served as a sergeant throughout the World War. While in the army he was a victim of poison gas which resulted in ill health and ultimate death. He had made his home on Flathead lake, Montana, since 1921 but lived many years in Brainerd.

Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Alice M. Walker are one son, Bruce, two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Frederick, Brainerd, Mrs. M. B. Pullen, of Pasadena, California; and two brothers, Charles A. Walker, of Santa, Idaho and George M. Walker of Sandpoint, Idaho.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Masonic lodge.


William Warner
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Wednesday, 27 July 1898) transcribed by FoFG mz

Elk River, Minn., July 27. - William Warner, an architect and builder of this place, died yesterday from the effects of paralysis. Mr. Warner was a bachelor 64 years of age. He has been a resident of Elk River over twenty-five years and was highly respected.


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.


Sarah Wright
[Source: The Princeton Union, August 17, 1905. Transcribed by J. Alberti.]
MRS. SARAH WRIGHT DIES.
She Survives Her Husband, Benjamin Wright, But a Few Days.

Mrs. Sarah Wright of Livonia, widow of the late Benjamin Wright who died on the 2d day of this month, passed away at her home on Thursday, August 9, aged eighty-one years. Services for the dead were held at the residence in Livonia and the remains interred at Oak Knoll cemetery, Princeton, where Rev. Swinnerton conducted the funeral ceremony, on Friday morning of last week.

Mrs. Wright was born in Warwickshire, England, in 1824, and came to America in 1857, settling at Livonia. She lived at that place until 1864, when she moved to Illinois, and, after a residence there of thirteen years, she returned to Livonia, where she remained until her death. Deceased is survived by two sons and two daughters.

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