Obit: Thorson, Sam (1867 - 1934)

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----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 02/01/1934

Thorson, Sam (19 OCT 1867 - 1 FEB 1934)

Sam Thorson, who has been confined to a county institution at Eau Claire for some time past, died there this morning and his body will be brought to Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) this afternoon when funeral arrangements will be completed.

Mr. Thorson, in Sept. 1924, was severely injured in the cyclone which swept through this section of the state. His farm home was completely wrecked and Mrs. Thorson was killed. He was then a resident of Taylor County, residing on a farm nine miles north of Owen, Wis. Since he was injured in the cyclone he has been in ill health, and has sought relief at different institutions, but in late years has grown steadily weaker.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sam Peterson, residing southeast of Owen, and one son, Selmer, who makes his home at Janesville.

(Follow on in 2/8/1934 Owen Enterprise)

The funeral of Sam Thoreson, who died of pneumonia Feb. 1, was held at the Norwegian Lutheran Church at Holway (Taylor Co.) last Saturday afternoon, Rev. W.L. Anderson of Curtiss officiating. Burial taking place in the Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Sam Thoreson was born in Norway Oct. 19, 1867, and came to this country at the age of 17 years. He was married to Cecelia Oleson of Holway in 1897, after which they moved to a piece of land they had purchased in the town of Maplehurst. Through much hard labor a fine home and farm were built, which is where they lived until Sept. 21, 1924, when Mrs. Thoreson was instantly killed and the home destroyed by a tornado.

To Mr. and Mrs. Thoreson were born eight children, five of whom are living. They are Kenneth and Selmer of Janesville; Mrs. Swan Peterson of Owen; Mrs. Joseph Hahnenberg and Mrs. William Bonek of Lake Leelanau, Mich. One brother also survived, August Thoreson of Suttons Bay, Mich.

Pallbearers were Ralph Larson, John Sjurset, Tollef Knutson, Leonard Nelson, Albert and Martin Oleson.



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