Obit: Stensvold, Carl O. (1894 - 1918)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 09/02/1920

Stensvold, Carl O. (21 JAN 1894 - 6 OCT 1918)

The body of Carl Stensvold, who was drowned in 1918, was brought to this city (Greenwood, Clark County, Wis.) for burial.

Carl Oscar Stensvold was born in Hadeland, Norway, Jan. 21, 1894, and immigrated to America with his parents in 1905. He enlisted in the army March 8, 1918, and was stationed at Ft. Screvens, Georgia, being a member of Co. 5, Coast Artillery Corps. Here he was taken sick and sent to the hospital where he had an operation. His company left while he was in the hospital. Being well again he left Ft. Screvnes, Sept. 19, 1918 for New York. He left New York Sept. 24, 1918, on the ship Otranto. While crossing the ships Otranto and Cashmere had a collision and Carl lost his life when his ship sank. The collision happened Oct. 6, 1918.

Deceased was a kind and loving son and brother. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stensvold moved to Greenwood last fall, purchasing a farm one and one-half miles southeast of the city. He was about 35 years of age and leaves to mourn their loss, his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held from the Norwegian Lutheran Church yesterday afternoon with interment in the Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. M.K. Aaberg officiating. The local ex-service men and the city band attended and the business places closed during the funeral.

The bereaved parents and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.



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