Obit: Nelson, Nels M. (1852 – 1906)

Contact: Michelle Melcher

Surnames: Nelson, Harris

----Source: Fairchild Observer (Fairchild, Wis.) 11/22/1906

Nelson, Nels M. ( - 21 Nov 1906)

Death of Nels M Nelson

Succumbs After Brave Battle For Life – Hemorrhage Occurred Through Effort to Turn Over in Bed

Nels M. Nelson passed away at his home, 203 Price Street, yesterday, after a long illness. The circumstances were particularly sad. A week ago the Leader told of Mr. Nelson’s illness and his brave battle for existence. He knew he had to die, but expected to live until spring. Death came to relieve him sooner than was anticipated.

Mr. Nelson at one time was connected with the Observer, published at Fairchild, in this county. About four years ago he was forced to leave Fairchild on account of his health. He had contracted tuberculosis. The disease settled in his leg and amputation became necessary. The limb was taken off at the knee. In the hope of regaining his health he went to New Mexico and spent some time there, but the disease made constant inroads on his health.

A year ago he came to this city with his wife and they made a brave battle for existence. Mr. Nelson worked as much as he could until finally he was forced to give up. For some time past he has been confined to his bed. Mrs. Nelson sought employment, and the meager income, the result of her labors, was all they had to subsist on.

The funeral of Mr. Nelson will occur at Price, a station near Osseo. The remains will be taken there today.

Mr. Nelson’s death, as stated, came sooner than anticipated. Yesterday he had hemorrhage, caused by an effort to turn over in bed. Before anything could be done for him he had passed away. Some time prior to his death, he had expressed the wish that Rev. Harris, of the Methodist Episcopal church, should preach his funeral sermon.



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