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Swift County, Minnesota

 


Obituaries


Swen Anderson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 3 Oct. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

BENSON, Minn., Oct. 2. - Swen Anderson, a farmer living a short distance south of town, was found dead in the hay loft of his barn last evening. It is supposed he died of heart disease.


August Buchholz

F. P. Twichell
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, February 7, 1912; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

NORTHWEST BRIEFS.
Appleton, Minn.-The ranks of the old soldier here have been depleted by the deaths on the same day of F. P. Twichell and August Buchholz. Mr. Twichell has lived in Appleton since 1869, and was the first clerk of court of Swift county. He served in a Maine regiment. Mr. Buchholz come here in 1879 and was also a member of the local G. A. R. post. He was a member of the Sixth Minnesota infantry.


Samuel Dahlman
Source: Willmar Tribune (MN) Wednesday, March 6, 1901; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Kerkhoven.
March 1.-Samuel Dahlman, a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Dahlman, of Pillsbury, died at the home of his parents on Tuesday of consumption. Deceased was born Feb. 28, 1878. His parents, three brothers and two sisters survive. The funeral is to be held today. The interment will be made in the East Salem cemetery, Rev. Frykman officiating.

Frank Dahlman came up from Minneapolis Wednesday to attend the funeral of his brother Samuel.


Mary Erickson
Source: Evening Times (Grand Forks, ND) Friday, 14 June 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Short funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Mary Erickson who died yesterday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Robert Von Donat, were held at the Von Donat residence on Cottonwood street at 5 o'clock last evening and the remains were shipped to the old home at Benson, Minn., for burial. Rev. H. J. Glenn officiated at the funeral services and Mrs. Von Donat accompanied the remains to Benson, leaving last evening.

Mrs. Erickson was 84 years old at the time of her death and has been in failing health for some time. For the past two weeks she has been very low and death was not unexpected. The deceased has made her home with Mrs. Von Donat for the past eight years, but previous to that time had resided near Benson, Minn., for 39 years. Mrs. J. R. Houlton, also, is a niece of the deceased.


Percy Hall
Source: Appleton Press (Appleton, MN) - Friday, August 11, 1939; transcribed by Jim Dezotell

Percy Hall Rites Held Last Sunday

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Episcopal church for Percy Hall, who passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 3, at the state hospital in St. Peter. The cause of his death was tuberculosis.

Percy Hall was born in Appleton and was about 40 years old at the time of his death. He had also made his home on their farm near Louisburg and in Minneapolis. In 1933 he was taken to the institution at St. Peter.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Arthur Lefstad, of Minneapolis.

Pallbearers were J.L. Dow, Vincent Stotts, O.E. Lilevjen, Thor Brustuen, Howard Lende and Alfred Legrid. E.C. Biller, Jr., officiated at the services. Burial was made in the Appleton cemetery.

Out of town relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lefstad, of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Al Abrahamson, of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Peterson, of Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Harstad and son, Bruce, of Willmar, and Mr. Mrs. Ray Gould, of Marshall.


Mr. Hawkins
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) Jan. 11, 1893, page 2; transcribed by Robin Line

CLONTARF. Brakeman Hawkins was killed three miles west of Clontarf while coupling a running train. His head was crushed and both arms and legs severed.


W. E. Holt
Source: Evening Times (Grand Forks, ND) Monday, 22 May 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

W. E. Holt, a resident of Larimore twelve years and for twenty years prior to that a resident of St. Paul where he was employed as a Great Northern conductor, running out of that city, is dead. His demise occurred very suddenly Sunday morning at his farm home near Larimore, heart failure being the cause.

Friday of last week, Mr. Holt was in Larimore on business, while all day Saturday he was engaged in superintending the operations on his farm as usual. It was during the night, however, that the attack came on him and he was unable to withstand it.

Mr. Holt was 53 years of age, being born at Boise Town, New Brunswick. He came to St. Paul when a young man and remained there twenty years before entering the hotel business. He remained in the hotel business til about a year ago, coming to North Dakota.

He was married and leaves a wife, and two children, Walter Holt and Mrs. C. H. Madsen. Mr. Holt was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen lodges at Larimore.

Funeral services will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Madsen, Wednesday, while internment will take place at Benson, Minn.


Hoon Daughter
Source: Webster City Freeman (Webster City, IA) November 19, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

A message was received here Saturday by relatives conveying the sad news of the death of the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoon of Kirkhoven, Minn. The cause of the little one's death was Bright's disease. The body will be brought here Tuesday and funeral services will be held at the Christian church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Snodgrass, and the body laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery.


Mr. Johnson
Source: The Pioneer (Bemidji, MN) February 17, 1904; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Elmer Johnson, employed at E. H. Winter & Co.'s. today received news of the sudden death of his brother, which occurred at Kerkhoven, Minn., last night, and was due to appendicitis. Mr. Johnson left this afternoon to attend the funeral.


Valeria Murdock Kenner
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) May 16, 1882; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DIED.
KENNER. - At Murdock, Minn., on May 3, 1882, of diphtheria, VALERIA MURDOCK KENNER, youngest child of Frederick B. and Emma Murdock Kenner, aged two years one month and six days.


Amandus Larson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 13 Sept. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz

BENSON, Minn., Sept. 12. - Amandus Larson, for years a general merchant at Murdock, died yesterday at his home, after a prolonged illness.


Helen McGuire
Source: The Hood River Glacier (OR) July 19, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

MRS. McGUIRE PASSES.
THe body of Mrs. Helen McGuire, who passed away Monday at the East Side home of her sister, Mrs. J. D. Fletcher, was shipped Tuesday evening by C. C. Anderson to the old home, Murdock, Minn. THe surviving husband, Matt. McGuire accompanied the body.


Martin W. Nelsen
Source: Appleton Press 12 Oct 1951; transcribed and submitted by Mary Nelsen

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 5, at the Wilson Mortuary for Martin W. Nelsen, who died at Willmar Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the age of 81.

Rev. C.B. Pavel performed the last rites. Pallbearers were Willie Nelsen, Leonard Nelsen, A.P Berge, Carl Phillipson, Harold Stackler and Alvin Fremo.

Martin W. Nelsen was born in Norway in 1870. He had been a resident of Appleton for about 25 years and of Minneapolis nine years. While in Appleton he was engaged in carpentering.

Surviving are two sons, Willie M. Nelsen and Leonard M. Nelsen, of Minneapolis, one daughter, Evelyn L Nelsen, of Dayton, Ohio, one step-son, Carl Phillipson, of Tracy, and three step-daughters, Mrs. A.P. Berge, of Hopkins, Mrs. Henry Dahl, of Louisburg, and Mrs. Albin Fremo, of Boyd.
(note; His wife, Laurine, was apparently omitted by mistake as a survivor but she was still living and married.)


Olga Olson
Source: Evening Times (Grand Forks, ND) Friday, 13 Jan. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. Olga Olson died at the Deaconess hospital this morning. Mrs. Olson is a resident of Benson, Minn., to which place the remains will be shipped this evening.


Fred Schultz
Source: The Bemidji Pioneer (MN) August 15, 1901; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

FALLS UNDER TRAIN.
Stranger Instantly Killed in Attempting to Board Train.
Appleton, Minn., Aug. 13. - While attempting to board a moving train a stranger, whose name is supposed to be Fred Schultz, fell under the wheels and was instantly killed. There was nothing to identify him except a letter dated in 1891, stating that he had been employed in the mills at Kerkhoven, Minn.


Frank L. Stone
Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Sunday, 14 May 1922; transcribed by FoFG mz

Benson, Minn., May 13. - Frank L. Stone, 46, banker and president of the British Timber company, who has holdings of 62,000 acres on Van Couver Island died at his home here last night.


Andrew Sturgeon
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) October 26, 1892, page 6; submitted by Robin Line

The body of Andrew Sturgeon, the 4-year old boy lost near Pillsbury in July, was found recently in a 10 acre swamp. One of his legs had been eaten off by the wolves.


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