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ACCIDENT TAKES LIFE OF EVERETT LINDBERG - (1904 - 1931)




A terrible shock went over this community when word came Wednesday that Everett Lindberg of Lawton had been accidentally shot and instantly killed on the place where he was farming, that morning about 10 am. Members of the Lindberg family and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hedstrom left immediately for Lawton.
Mr. Lindberg was cultivating corn and about the middle of the forenoon a bolt on his cultivator broke. He tied his team and went to the place to get a bolt to replace it. He went to the house and had a cup of coffee and told his wife there was a civet cat about an old straw stack where he was plowing and that he would take his gun and get it. On his way back to the team is when the accident happened. He evidently stumbled causing the gun which was a 12 gauge single barrel shot gun, to discharge hitting him on the right side of his face and skull. Death was evidently instant. He was found by a neighbor who was doing hauling. He immediately called the county coroner who pronounced it accidental death.
It was terrible blow to the young wife and two children and members of both his and his wife's families. He was in the prime of his life, very ambitious with a bright future for him and his family which he was so dearly devoted to. It seems tragic and unbearable for the family that they should be called to be separated at such an early time in life, but the Creator, who giveth and who taketh, in whom the departed had many times expressed his belief and faith, has His plans which at such a time we cannot understand although we know His ways are best.
Everett Franklin Lindberg, son of William and Ida Lindberg was born 28 June 1904 on the Lindberg homestead south of Kiron. He had reached the age of 26 years 11 months and 12 days. He grew to young manhood here, made friendships that were strong. He was of a cheerful and congenial disposition. After finishing his schooling in this community he farmed here for a few years with his brother, Floyd. In 1926 they moved to a farm near Lawton where he has since resided.
He was united in marriage 21 April 1926 to Miss Ruth Hedstrom of Kiron. This happy union was blessed with three children, one dying in infancy. The two children, Warren age 4 and Annabelle age 2 with the grief stricken wife are left to mourn his untimely death, also his father, Wm. Lindberg of Kiron, four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Carlberg of Odebolt. Mrs. Florence Mauritz and Mrs. Irene Larson of Kiron and Miss Evelyn Lindberg of Los Angeles, Calif, four brothers Chas. and Floyd Lindberg of Kiron, Silas Lindberg of Los Angeles, and Harold Lindberg of Des Moines and a large number of relatives and a host of friends. Everett was a trustworthy friend and neighbor and a highly esteemed citizen.
Funeral services were held at the home at Lawton at 10 am Friday and at the Baptist church at Kiron at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Gordon Carlson, pastor of the church assisted by Rev. Gordon Larson of Sioux City. Special singing was rendered. One number was a solo by Glennard Larson of Sioux City. Many gorgeous floral offerings were banked about the remains showing the deep esteem for the departed. The pall bearers from the home were six neighbors and at the church, six cousins, Howard, Edgar, Wallace, Edner, Clifford and Eugene Larson. Interment was made in the Kiron Cemetery.
It was one of the largest funerals that has been here for some time, people coming here from a long distance.
Relatives from a distance who attended the services here were, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Winquist, two sons and a daughter from Alcester, SD,
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Larson, Glennard Larson and Rev Gordon Larson of Sioux City, Mrs. Pearl Lindgren and daughter of Leeds, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Carlberg and son Ernest, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Carlberg, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Carlberg, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Carlberg and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rubery all from Galva and Mrs. John Carlberg and daughters, Louise and Mildred of Storm Lake.
A large number of relatives from Sioux City, Alcester and Hawarden attended the services at home.


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