|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1853, Sweden|
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1949|
Lars Eric Aronson
(Appeared in Adair Co. Free Press 1949)
Lars Eric Aronson was born April 29, 1853 in Nora, Sweden. He passed away from this life August 18, 1949, age 96 years, 3 months and 19 days. He was the son on Aaron and Anna Carlson. He was confirmed in the Swedish Lutheran Church in 1868 and did military duty during the years of 1874-75 in accordance to the Swedish law.
He came to America in 1876 at the age of 23 years. He spent sixteen days on the water, crossing the Atlantic. After landing in New York, he went directly to work on a farm near Amboy, Illinois, where he was employed for eight years. He learned the English language during this period.
In the summer of 1883 he was united in marriage to Emma Allen. In February 1884 they came to Iowa settling in Adair county. On this trip in a covered wagon they crossed the Mississippi River on the ice. Their farm was southeast of Adair and they cleared it from the unbroken prairie. They lived on this farm for 21 years and it was here that their four children were born; Alice G. who passed away in 1930, Allen E. of Orient, Anna Beezley of Paonia, Colorado and Hesper Maples of Earlham.
In 1905 they moved with their family to California but in 1906 returned to Iowa, settling on a farm a few miles southeast of Earlham where they resided for seven years. Selling this farm they purchased a farm near Osceola and lived there three years. Again selling the farm, they moved to Earlham where they made their home until his death. His wife preceded him in death in July, 1944.
Besides the three living children, there are eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.
Mr. Aronson and his wife were charter members of the Canby Friends church near where they first settled. After moving to Earlham their memberships were transferred to the Earlham Friends church to which he has continued a faithful member and attended as long as he was able to hear but his interest has never slackened. He was a great reader of ancient history, and kept well upon the news at all times. It was his custom to read from his Swedish Bible every evening and often sang Swedish hymns.
Marilyn Alloway, a great granddaughter of Mr. Aronson, played a very appropriate prelude on the piano at the funeral service. Mr. Robert Lawson sang two favorite hymns with Mr. Robin Lawson on the piano. Pall Bearers were: Howard Mapes, Warren Carter, Marion Alloway, Arthur Mapes, Harold Carns and Ralph Lane. Funeral Services were held at the Welch Funeral Home, Sunday August 22 at 2 pm and were conducted by Rev. Arthur Hadley. Burial was at the Canby cemetery by the side of his life companion.
Emma Josephine Allen Aronson (1860 - 1944)*
Alice Gertrude Aronson Raper (1884 - 1930)*
Allen Eric Aronson (1886 - 1974)*
Anna Myrtle Aronson Beezley (1887 - 1974)*
Hesper Elsie Aronson Mapes (1893 - 1978)*
Plot: 1107 sub plot c
Maintained by: Cindy Baldogo
Originally Created by: 46620252
Record added: Sep 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21351859
May God always watch over you and protect you, dear Grandfather|
Added: Feb. 21, 2009
Sleep in peace, and know that you are remembered.|
Added: Oct. 20, 2007