Tobias #3 (1869 - 1934)
Surnames: THORSON ERICKSON HAIRE BOWEN ALBERT
----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/27/1934
Thorson, Tobias #3 (27 JAN 1869 - 23 SEP 1934)
Tobias Thorson, town of Longwood (Clark Co., Wis.), farmer, died at the Chippewa Falls hospital Sunday morning from injuries received Saturday evening when his car was struck by an automobile driven by Bert Simonson, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Mr. Thorson was returning to his home from Withee. He was driving south and was crossing the intersection of Highways 29 and 73 in the village of Withee when the accident happened. Mr. Simonson was coming from the west when he crashed into Thorson’s car. Mr. Thorson was thrown from the car and fell to the concrete pavement. He was immediately taken to the office of Dr. Dike and later removed to the hospital at Chippewa Falls.
Tobias Thorson was born at Neenah, Outagamie County, Wis., Jan. 27, 1869. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nielo Olavas Thorson, his father having been a veteran of the Civil War. On Oct. 29, 1890, he was united in marriage to Helen Bertha Erickson, also of Neenah. Ten children were born to them, two having died in infancy. They lived on their farm in the town of Clayton, Winnebago County, for 15 years, moving to Glenwood City, St. Croix County, Wis., where they remained for one year. In 1906 they came to Clark County, where they have since made their home on their farm south and west of Withee.
Besides his wife he leaves to mourn, eight daughters, Mrs. Herbert Haire, Mrs. Rolland Haire, Mrs. Lucius Bowen and Ella, all of Owen; Mrs. Edgar Albert of Withee; Bess and Sadie of Minneapolis and Mildred at home. He also leaves four brothers and five sisters and a multitude of friends and acquaintances.
Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Powell officiating, with burial at the Riverside Cemetery.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral included about 150 relatives and friends, many of them from Neenah and the surrounding community.
Mr. Thorson had a genial and friendly disposition that won him many friends. He was one in whom his fellow townspeople were always interest in and for whom they had the fondest regard. His death caused a shadow of gloom over the community and to his funeral came the many who had known him for many years. The surviving family have the sincere sympathy of his great circle of friends in their sad bereavement.
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