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Obituary: Adolph Salmonson, Dead At 76, Buried in Kiron

Adolph Salmonson was born 23 June 1869 in Västergötland Sweden and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church there. In 1888 he came to America and worked as a carpenter for a time, then farmed with his brothers, Alfred and Gust for a few years.

On March 1912 he was united in marriage to Viola Johnson and lived on different farms near Kiron for six years. In 1918 they moved to Kiron where he made his home until his death. He was a highly respected citizen of Kiron and for many years served on the cemetery board. He was the first to reach the engine house and had the doors open for fire equipment whenever the alarms sounded.

On 2 March 1890 he was baptized into the membership of the Arthur Baptist church, transferring to the Kiron Baptist church in 1911 and served as school teacher, deacon, and trustee for many years. As a deacon he served from 1919 to 1944 when he was elected honorary deacon in which office he remained until death.

Three years ago he went to Rochester, Minnesota for a check up for a spinal ailment. After two operations it was found nothing could be done to help his condition. The last year although partially confined to his home by severe attacks of pains, he was able to be about town occasionally and visit with his friends. The last four weeks he was confined to his bed and under constant care. He passed away quietly in his home Sunday 3 March 1946 at 8:30 at the age of 76 years and 8 months.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1935 and by a sister, Augusta and a brother, Alfred of Odebolt. He leaves to mourn two sisters, Alma (Mrs. Emil Rydberg), Kiron, and Selma, of Sweden, one brother, Gust of Odebolt and a host of friends of this community.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 from his home Wednesday afternoon and at 2 o'clock from the Kiron Baptist church. The Rev. Carl Holmberg officiating, Dennis Lindberg sang a solo and Mrs. Holmberg and Mrs. Elmer Wilson, a duet. Pall bearers were Oscar C. Johnson, C. W. Lindberg, Ernest Anderson, Victor Youngquist and Oscar Finstrom. Interment was in the Kiron cemetery.