Mrs. Carl Johan Knutson, 82, Dies Tuesday (1932)
Mrs. Carl Johan Knutson, 87, one of Eglonıs earliest pioneers, passed away
at 3:30 Tuesday morning, December 13, after an illness of a few weeks at her
home in Hawley. Both Mrs. Knutson and her husband have been in poor health
owing to advanced age and had moved into Hawley this fall, where their
daughter, Mrs. Ida Swenson could give them every assistance possible.
Mrs. Martine Knutson was born May 8, 1845 at Loitens Prestehjeld Hedemarken,
Norway. Her parents were Loia (Olia) Engebretson and Ole Olson Matthisrud.
She came to America in September 1879, going directly to Waco, Texas, where
she was employed for two and a half years. Leaving Texas, she moved to St.
Peter, Minnesota and after residing there for a short time, came to Hawley
and took a homestead in Eglon Township.
On July 25, 1880 she was married to
Carl Johan Knutson, who in the early days carried the mail from Oak lake
(Near Lake Park) through Rollag vicinity. Following their marriage, Mr. and
Mrs. Knutson farmed the homestead which had been taken by Mrs. Knutson,
until recent years.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home at one oıclock Friday
afternoon and at 2:30 from the Hegland Church with Rev. Jonas Helland
officiating. Mrs. Knutson was a charter member of the church and a faithful
Survivors are her husband, and four children, Christian Knutson,
Minneapolis; Ole Knutson, Ulen, Minnesota; Mrs. A. V. Swenson, Hawley; and
Mrs. Frank Crowley, Hawley, Minnesota.
Obituary provided by Margit Bakke at email@example.com