Obit: Froland, Ole O. (1839 - 1906)


----Source: CLARK COUNTY HERALD (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.) 02/02/1906

Froland, Ole O. (5 SEP 1839 - 25 JAN 1906)

Ole O. Froland, who accidentally came to his death last Thursday noon by falling into a water tank, suffocated before help arrived.

He was a native of Norway, being born there in 1838, he was 66 years, 4 months and 20 days of age. He was married in his native land to Miss Johnson and came to America in 1869 and settled in Winnebago County, where Henry, their only child was born two weeks after their arrival there. They came to Dorchester, Clark County, Wis. some 30 years ago, when everything was a wilderness and settled on a homestead in the town of Holton, Marathon County. He sold his farm some time later and formed a partnership with Ulven and engaged in the mercantile business under the name of Ulven & Froland. Some years later he sold out his interest to Ulven and went to Gile, near Hurley, and engaged in the same business there until his health began to fail and he sold again and came back to Dorchester and engaged in farming, this time 3 miles west of here, where he spent his last days. He had very poor health the past few years.

The deceased was a member of the Norwegian Lutheran Church and was held in high esteem by all who knew him, everyone his friend, and did not known what and enemy was. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the N. L. Church, Rev. Willen officiated. The pallbearers were Chas. Habeck, Ernst Lindermann, H. Olson, Ole Olson, Ole Brusten and Matt Heup. The deceased is survived by the widow and one son to mourn his death.

The Herald, with the entire community, extend their sympathy to the bereaved ones.

An inquest was held as the deceased came to his death accidentally. The jury consisted of Matt Oberbillig, justice John Gressel, Con. Jurors E. Lindermann, C. Habeck, George Flower, August Schmidt, Ole Johnson, S. Stephens, the verdict of the jury was accidental death.



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