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EDWARD SEVERSON (NAES, ROMERIKE)
Edward Severson, a respected resident of the Town of Franklin, passed away at the Community Hospital at Whitehall, Friday, February 11, 1927. He had gone to the hospital about two weeks ago to seek relief from long suffering with kidney trouble. Edward Severson was born September 27, 1859 at Naes, Romerike, Norway. He came alone to this country in the year 1880. The winters found him in the northern woods and at other times he worked at various jobs. He was a frugal and industrious man and had come to this country to seek his fortune. In the year 1895 he purchased the Ole Hendrickson farm in the Town of Franklin where he resided until his death. In the same year that he bought this farm he was united in marriage to Miss Clara Henrickson of Frenchville. To this union eight children were born six of whom are living. His wife passed away about 15 years ago and the sons in later years. The children who are left to mourn the death of a kind and loving father are: Christian, who is at present enlisted with the Navy; Lawrence, Alvin, George, Lydia and Martha at home. He also leaves to mourn his death one sister, Mrs. Hans Sather. Funeral services were held Tuesday, first from the Lutheran church at Taylor and later from the Lutheran church at Beaver Creek of which he had been a lifelong member and earnest worker. Rev. O.O. Lovaas officiated. Interment was made at the Beaver Creek cemetery. The funeral services were largely attended. Mr. Severson had been a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father; to his sister a tender brother and to his neighbors and friends the soul of fellowship. But the greatest of all-he was a man and a true Christian. And as a man it is that those who knew him best most love to contemplate him. Thus, it is broken ties at the grave that prompts us to a fuller appreciation of the man’s true qualities. May his memory be a continual inspiration to the children who are left to mourn his death and to his neighbors and many friends. THE TAYLOR HERALD - FEBRUARY 18, 1927