|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1858, Sweden|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 1914|
Published in the Wyoming Press September 19, 1914 [Saturday], page 1.
V.A. ENGSTRUM PASSES.
Death Comes Saturday Evening as Relief to Intense Suffering.
Since the last issue of the Press, Evanston citizens have been called upon to mourn the death of one of her most prominent and best beloved citizens, in the death last Saturday [12 September 1914], at about six p.m., of Victor A. Engstrum.
Brother Ewer, of the times, an associate of the deceased in the Christian Science Church, says the following concerning his illness:
"The reason of this change is given as heart trouble, a belief in which he was given up by the medical fraternity about fifteen years ago, when he accepted Christian Science, and had since continued in apparent good health - realizing, as he always said, that God was his strength. His trust being in god, his faith was well founded, and the family is happy in knowing that his mission was completed here, and he has only been called to a higher field of labor to continue the good work. They realize that the spiritual real man lives on, and certain, in God's kingdom, which is a source of much consolation at the speration of material family ties; and we are also joyful in the thought that our brother is not dead but sleepeth. And here to say to the dear surviving friends: "To those leaning on the sustaining Infinite today is big with blessings;" and that "Divine Love Always has met, and always will meet, every human need."
Victor A. Engstrum was born in Newbridge, Sweden, on March 2nd, 1858, coming to this county with his parents when he was five years of age living at Omaha, where he mastered the trade of coppersmith. He was 20 years of age when he came to Evanston, and was employed at his trade in the shops here. A year later he was employed by W. H. Parpe in the jewelery store, succeeding him in the business upon his death. He was in the early days associated with Martin Christensen in the cattle business and leaves his family well provided for. His only son; Lawrence, has mastered the jewelry trade, and will continue the business of his father.
Mr. Engstrum was a Mason of great activity, and the local lodge will feel his absence most severely. He was initiated into the order December 3rd, 1879; passed February 18th, 1880, raised April 21st, 1880; Master 1888 and 1889.
Evanston Chapter No. 2, R. A. M. - Promoted April 8th, 1891; Past Master April 9, 1891; M. E. Master April 9, 1891; R. A. Master May 21, 1891; M. E. H. P., 1893.
Albert Pike Commandery No. 4. K. T. - Red Cross Sept. 21, 1891; and Knighted October 19, 1891; E. C., 1898-1899.
The funeral services were conducted from the home on Tuesday afternoon [15 September 1914], and were conducted by Mr. George Tolmie of Ogden and Mrs. Pearl Esbensen of this city, under the auspices of the Christian Science church. After these services, the Knight Templar took charge and with the Blue Lodge, escorted the remains to the cemetery, where the Masonic rites were impressively performed, under the leadership of Rev. Bullis and Samuel Dickey. The pall-bearers were I. Kastor, D. M. Davies, O. H. Brown, P. W. Spaulding, J. W. Barnes, S. B. McDonald.
Contributed by VaunaMri.
Charlesphene Hammer Engstrum (1864 - 1930)
Godfrey Engstrum (1883 - 1883)*
Howard Victor Engstrum (1884 - 1900)*
Beulah Engstrom Kabell (1889 - 1970)*
Lawrence E Engstrum (1893 - 1975)*
Evanston City Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 03, 2009
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