Obit: Nelson, Gilbert (1837 - 1927)
----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 12/16/1927
Nelson, Gilbert (21 OCT 1837 - 10 DEC 1927)
Gilbert Nelson, one of the early settlers in Dorchester, Clark County, Wis. Country, passed away at his home northeast of the village last Sunday, Dec. 10, 1927, of apoplexy, at the age of 90 years, 1 month and 19 days. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Little White Church, Rev. Walter preaching the funeral sermon and interment was made in the Norwegian Cemetery in the northern part of the village.
Mr. Nelson was born in Norway on the 21st of October, 1837 where he lived until he was 3 years of age. He immigrated to the United States in 1871 and two years later came to Dorchester and acquired the farm on which he has since resided. In 1882 he was united in marriage (Mary) and from this union one daughter , Emma, was born, who survives him. Mrs. Nelson died in 1912 and since that time Mr. Nelson has been a constant care of his daughter at the farm home.
Mr. Nelson was a quiet, retired personage who preferred the home solitude to company and rarely mingled with the neighbors. He never held a public office. He was very handy at carpenter work.
Miss Emma, so far as is known the sole surviving relative, has the sympathy of the entire community in this time of bereavement.
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