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Matilda Carlsdotter Linman - (1843 - 1914)

Tilda Linman --  Answers Roll Call (20 May 1914)
On last Sunday morning at 7 o’clock at the home of Victor Linman’s, 11 miles northeast of Kiron, occurred the death of Tilda Linman. For several months she has been failing in health and the last weeks she was obliged to stay in bed gradually growing weaker until on Sunday which was May 17, 1914, her longing spirit was released from its earthly tabernacle, and winged its way to the prepared room in the Heavenly mansion. She was ready and willing to go, the summons of death was no dread to her as she had made her place with God and with the Saviour who had conquered death and the grave.

Miss Tilda Linman was born in Lindköping Län, Sweden 4 August 1843. In the year 1869 together with the family, came to America and a short stay was spent in the state of Illinois where from they came to Iowa, where after a seven weeks stay at Dayton they located in Kiron. She remained on the homestead 2 miles east of Kiron with her parents and since their deaths, has made her home with her brother, Victor and family up to the time of her death. Some twelve years ago together with the family of Victor Linman's moved off the old homestead on to the present on northwest of Kiron where her last days was spent. Her death was caused by an internal cancerous growth and from which no relief or cure could be given by skillful and efficient medical aid. She leaves two brothers, Victor residing in Ida Co., August who resides near Kiron and one sister, Mrs. Aug. Lindgren also residing in Ida Co. Besides these a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends are left mourning her death. She attained the good old age of 70 years, 9 months and 13 days.

Burial will be made on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, conducted by Rev. Irvin Johnson of Kiron. Her remains will be laid to rest in the Ida Co. cemetery. Tilda was a woman of a quiet and reserved nature, bearing the good and esteem of all who knew her. She lived an exempliged life and a time Christian, a member of the Free Mission church at Kiron. While she will be missed from the ranks of her friends and from the family circle-- they are consoled and glad to know that she has won in life battles and reached the portals to the home beyond.

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