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Obituary of  CARLSON
---------rolina CARLSON, nee ----------t, wife of Frank CARLSON departed this life Monday, -----ry 10, 1944 at her home near Strawberry, at the age of -- years, 3 months and 27 days.

She was born in Sweden Sept 14, 1879. At the age of six years she came to America with her widowed mother, Mrs. Bertha HOLMQUIST, and the three sisters, arriving in the Brantford community in the year 1885.

For about two years the mother got along helping people in the neighborhood. In the year 1887, she was united in marriage to Andrew JOHNSON, who had a farm home near Brantford. Mr. JOHNSON died in 1896 and Mrs. CARLSON and her mother remained on the farm.

In 1900 the oldest sister, Mrs. Olaf LARSON died, leaving seven young children motherless. The five smallest children came to make their home with their grandmother and aunt.

Only a few years later the grandmother passed away, leaving Mrs. CARLSON with the responsibilities of maintaining the home for the LARSON children
and herself.

She was united in marriage to Frank CARLSON of Haddam, Apr 28, 1906. This union was blessed with five children, three sons and two daughters. The sister's children Oscar, Paul, Herman, Emma and Anna
LARSON remained with Mr. and Mrs. CARLSON until reaching a mature age or old enough to care for themselves.

Mrs. CARLSON was a very faithful member of the Brantford Lutheran church for 48 years. She was baptized in Sweden in infancy. She received her religious training in the home in the Sunday school and in the preparation for her confirmation.

She was confirmed in the Brantford Lutheran church by -----------------------------------.

Towards the last she became quite helpless and was
genderly cared for by her husband and daughter, Eleonora. In her room hung a service flag with five stars, representing her three sons and two sons-in-law. She felt for them the anxiety of a loving mother, but
trusting in Divine Providence she was able to bear the burden of care with Christian fortitude.

Two of her sons, Floyd and Alvin, were given
leave to come home and they were at their mother's bedside at her departure. She died very quietly. A merciful Heavenly Father took her away from all the pain. Her rest will be sweet and peaceful until resurrection day.

Left to mourn are the husband, Frank CARLSON, two daughters, Mrs. Eleonora MARTIN of Topeka and Mrs. Edwin CORWIN of Galion, OH; three sons, Pfc. Floyd CARLSON, Camp Phillips; Pfc. Raymond
CARLSON, army air corps in Italy; Alvin CARLSON, naval air station, Hutchinson; two sons-in-law, Pfc. Woodrow W. MARTIN in the Pacific
combat zones, and Capt. Wm. W. CORWIN, Atlantic City, NJ; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alvin CARLSON, Colby, one little grandchild, son of Dr.
and Mrs. CORWIN, two sisters, Mrs. Nils HOLMBERG of Brantford and Mrs. Wm. ERICKSON of Morrowville, a very large number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, Jan 14,
at the home and at the Brantford Lutheran church. The interment was made in the nearby Lutheran cemetery. Rev. N.H. PEARSON of Scandia officiated.

A ladies quartet sang. Nephews of the deceased served as pallbears. The large concourse of people and the many flowers bespoke the esteem and love for the departed of a community and friends.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

Last Updated:  Sunday, December 02, 2001 00:37:06

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