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Mrs. J. C. Linhult (Christina) Answers Calll
Christina Björk Linhult
1 Jan 1852 - 30 Nov 1940
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Another pioneer woman was summoned from this life when Mrs. C. J. Linhult passed away at her home at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, having attained the age of 88 years and 11 months after a year's illness. She had been sick for a year and had been failing until the last few months she was helpless. She was given tender care by her devoted husband.

Christina Linhult was born Jan 1, 1852, at Gelsta Socken, Västergötland, Sweden. In April 1881, she was married to C. J. Linhult in Sweden.

On May 29, 1883, they arrived in America and settled near Odebolt. All of her life was spent in that community with the exception of six years when she resided in Crawford county. She became a member of the Bethel Lutheran church near Kiron.

They are the parents of six daughters and one son, Edner, who passed away 5 months ago. She has not been told of her sonís death. Surviving her, who have the memories of a hard working, good pioneer wife and mother are her husband and daughters: Anna, Mrs. Glen Smith of Odebolt; Etti, Mrs. Artie Fink; Unga, Mrs. Wm. Schutte; Amelia, Mrs. Wm. Fink, and Mrs. Delphi Morgan, all of Chicago; and Mabel, Mrs. Al Thompson of Arthur; also seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Arthur Baptist church, Rev. A. W. Erickson conducting the service. Minnie and Evelyn Johnson sang a duet at the home, also at the church; Dennis Lindberg sang a solo. Pallbearers were John Peterson, B. A. Samuelson, Nels Bergman, Oscar Stoneberg, Arvid Huldeen and Carl Peterson. Burial was made in the Arthur Baptist cemetery.

All her daughters, Mrs. Pearl (Edner) Linhult and Mrs. J. R. Smith of Ames attended the funeral.