CENTER CITY PIONEER DIES ----- Mrs Emma Sophia Carlson Laid To Rest Monday; Was 87 Years ----- The remains of Mrs Emma Sophia Carlson, one of the oldest residents of Center city, were laid to rest in the cemetery of the Chisago Lake Church Monday afternoon following services which were held at the home at 1:30 pm and at the church at 2 pm.
Death came quietly Friday morning at the home of her son, Axel Carlson after she had suffered a long illness being confined to her bed since October. The cause of her death was due to general infirmities of old age. Mrs Carlson was 87 years, 9 months and 18 days of age.
Dr A N Nelson officiated at the services and songs were rendered by a quartet. Pallbearers were Frank Lorens, C G Burns, Charles Boostrom, J E Melin, John Johnson, and John G Rolig.
Mrs Carlson, whose maiden name was Miss Emma Sophia Olson, was born in Elghult, Sweden July 3, 1845. She was educated and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in that country. On January 1, 1876 she was united in marriage to William Carson and came here with her husband and one son in the year of 1883 going directly to Center City. Mr Carlson became occupied in trade as a contractor and later was one of the partners of the Andrews-Carlson lumber yard there. The deceased joined the Chisago Lake Church in 1891 and has since remained a staunch and faithful member to that body.
Her husband having preceded her in death, she leaves but one son, Axel Carlson of Center City and a daughter-in-law, Mrs Axel Carlson and three grandchildren, Miss Mildred Carlson, Mrs Harry Fischer and William Carlson beside one great-grandchild and a host of neighbors and friends who join with the bereaved family in mourning her loss.
SOURCE: Chisago County Press, Thursday April 27, 1933