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Notice in the 2 June 1932 Odebolt Chronicle:

Sophia Larsdotter Linman -- (1865 - 1932)

Sophia Linman passed away at the home of her son Roy Linman on Friday, 27 may 1932, after an illness of several months. Sophia Larson was born February 1865 in Västergötland, Sweden. She came to America with her parents and lived in Nebraska. In 1885 she married Victor Linman. They came to this vicinity in 1901. A daughter passed away in 1918, and her husband also preceded her in death. She has lived with her son Alvin since her husband died. Funeral services were held at the Arthur Baptist Church Monday.

Notice in the 2 June 1932 Ida Grove newspaper:

Beloved Hayes lady is Called

Mrs. Sophia Linman Passed Quietly Away at Home of Son Roy

Mrs. Sophia Linman, long time resident of Hayes township, Ida County, passed peacefully away at the home of her son Roy Linman, in Hayes township, Friday morning, May 27, after an illness of seven months. Sophia Larson was born 4 Feb 1865 in Västergötland, Sweden. She came to America in company with her parents at the age of two years, and homesteaded at Oakland, Nebraske. She was united in marriage to Victor Linman, 24 June 1885. To this union were born five children, four sons and one daughter.

They resided in the vicinity of Kiron, Iowa until 1901, when they moved with their family to their farm in Hayes township. Their only daughter, Edith passed away in 1918 at the age of 24 years. Her husband passed away in 1925 and since then she has resided with her son Alvin until a week preceding her death, when she was moved to her son Roy’s home.

Loving hands did all possible for her comfort. All her loved one were with her the last days, Elim and his wife coming from Rockford, Ill. She was converted in 1888, a devout Christian woman, living up to the principles of the Bible. She was dearly loved by all her near ones and all who knew her. She was a member of the kiron Free Mission church until 1901 whlen she transferred heer membership to the Arthur Free Mission church. At both churches she was an active member and always bore a true testimony of her Master. She was a strong suppoorter of the church and its organization.

She leaves to mourn her departure her four sons, Roy, Irwin and Alvin of Arthur, and Elim of Rockford, Ill, five grandchildrern a number of other relatives and a host of friends. She also leaves three brothers, all of Lincoln, Nebr. and one sister, Mrs. James T. Beard of Danbury, Conn.

Funeral services were held from the Roy Linman home Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and from the Arthur Baptist church at 2:00 o’clock, conducted by Rev. H. A. Faulgerstrom pastor of the Kiron and Arthur Free Mission churches, assisted by Rev. P. Lovene of the Arthur Baptist church. Special singing was rendered. Her high esteem was silently spoken by the many beautiful floral offerings. Interment was made in the family lot at the Baptist cemetery.


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