Augusta (Anderson) Carlson
ANNIVERSARY: Golden Wedding is Observed Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Carlson of Mead [NE], celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday afternnoon (probably 6 Mar 1949) when their daughters and famlies called, including Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Henthorn and Dick of Bellevue; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Larson and children of Blair; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Swanson and children of Colon; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lindquist and Janet of Swedeburg; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Johnson and son of Stromsburg; Miss Fern Carlson of Lyons. Additional callers were: Alvin and Edna Jeppson, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Lund, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Moline, Mrs. Hilda Johnson, Mrs. John Nygren and Rev. and Mrs. John Leaf. Refreshments were served.
BIOGRAPHY: Home Afire in Mead on Friday - Roof Section is Lost - Damage by Water High
The two-story home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Carlson of Mead suffered considerable damage from fire Friday morning. (Probably 11 Mar 1949)
Fire Chief Black had not definitely determined the cause by noon that day, but believed that the blaze was started in the attic of the house in an accumulation of newspapers, magazines and clothing.
The entire roof section of the Carlson home was destroyed and water damage to the interior of the home was considerable.
Quick action by Mead firemen and neighbors was credited with saving most of the furniture and much of the Carlson's personal belongings.
By the time the fire department arrived at the scene the fire had the roof ablaze and had a good foothold on the upper floor of the home.
Mr. Carlson reported that he and his wife could smell the smoke and when they looked out of the window saw the smoke drifting away from the top of their home.
The Carlsons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary only the day before. (Thursday, 10 Mar 1949) (Source: newspaper article - probably Wahoo, year was probably Mar 1949)
OBITUARY: Mrs. Augusta Carlson
Mrs. Augusta Carlson, the eldest daughter of the late Fredrick and Elizabeth Anderson, was born on 3 May 1876 in a sod house on a homestead near Swedeburg, Nebraska. She was baptized and confirmed at the Grace Lutheran Church of Swedeburg.
After her marriage to John Carlson, in 1899, they lived on a farm near Ceresco, Nebraska for seven years. In 1906 they moved to Ceresco where they lived until 1913 when the family moved to Mead, Nebraska, which was her home for the past forty-eight years.
She was a faithful member of the Alma Lutheran Church, Augustana Lutheran Church Women, and the W.C.T.U.
Mrs. Carlson passed away on 11 November 1961 at the Wahoo Saunders County Hospital at the age of 85 years, 6 months, and 8 days.
Her husband, who died on 17 October 1950, and her four sisters preceded her in death.
She is survived by six daughters and two sons: Mrs. Ruth Henthorn, Wichita, Kansas; Miss Fern Carlson, Mead, Nebraska; Mrs. Amy Larson, Peru, Nebraska; Mrs. Ethel Swanson, Colon, Nebraska; Mrs. Violette Johnson, and Mrs. Ellen Lindquist, both of Lincoln, Nebraska; Rev. Roy Carlson, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Mr. Lloyd Carlson, Escondido, California and eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at Alma Lutheran Church in Mead on Tuesday, 16 November 1961 with Rev. Robert Carlson of Stratford, Iowa and Rev. Howard Youngbloom of Fremont, Nebraska officiating. A trio composed of Mrs. Harry Daharsh, Mrs. Clifton Hanson and Mrs. A. V. Lund accompanied by Mrs. Robert Scoles sang "Trygare Kan Ingen Vara" and "Rock of Ages."
Pallbearers were her grandsons: Donald Carlson, Carroll Engdahl, Richard Henthorn, Ray Johnson, Larry Swanson, and Ron Witt.
Burial was in the Alma Lutheran Church Cemetery with the Ericson-Hult Funeral Home of Wahoo in charge of arrangements.
Note: Maternal grandmother of Richard E. Henthorn.