Nov 20, 1940 - LAST RITES MRS. OLLIE SWANSON LAWRENCE HELD
Mrs. Ollie Lawrence was born at Roshult, Hillurp, Skane, Sweden,
10 June 1858, the daughter of Christian and Elna Swenson. She
emigrated from Sweden with her parents in 1866 and arrived in
this country on July 4th of that year, shortly after her 8th birthday.
The family first settled in Swede Bend near Boone, Iowa. She was
converted as a child in 1866 and was baptized and united with
the Baptist church on 3 May 1877.
On Oct. 13, 1880 she was united in marriage to J. A. Lawrence
and they made their home in Kiron. Mr. Lawrence was for a number
of years editor and publisher of The Kiron News. To this union
were born four children, all having preceded her in death, an
infant daughter, a young son, her son Fred Lawrence, and her husband,
A. J. Lawrence, who passed away on 2 Sept 1912, at Denver, Colo.
where they resided at that time. Her son, P. C. Lawrence, also
editor of The Kiron News some years, died in Service in France
in December of 1918. The last twenty eight years she has made
her home in Kiron.
For the past seven months she has been in poor health, although
able to be up and around most of the time up until Thursday afternoon,
Nov. 14th, when she suffered a paralytic stroke. She passed on
to be with her Lord on Saturday morning. Nov. 16th, 1940, at 10
o'clock. She was at her death 82 years, 5 months and 6 days.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Katheryn Lawrence,
her four grandsons, Kenneth, Clifton, Clarence and Calvin Lawrence
all of Houston, Texas,, and a niece, Mrs. Inez Bushberger of Lake
George, Colo. She also leaves a host of friends here in Kiron
as well as in Colorado, and in Omaha where she resided a number
of years after her marriage, her husband being a carpenter while
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon (Tuesday ) at 2
o'clock, from the Kiron Baptist church conducted by the pastor,
Rev. W. W. Johnson, Special singing was rendered by Lilllian Engberg
and Mrs. Dorothy Clauson in "The Old Rugged Cross" and
Kenneth Johnson and Harry Lindstrom in "Jesus Leads".
Mrs. Dorothy Clauson and Mrs. Bryan Weberg at the piano.
The Pallbearers were Adolph Salmonson, S. M. Sjogren, Oscar C.
Johnson, C. S. Johnson, Victor H. Youngquist and Bert Lindstrom.
Interment was made in the Kiron cemetery.
Relatives coming from a distance were three nephews, Kenneth,
Clifton and Clarence Lawrence of Houston, Texas.
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