|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1878|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1906|
Co. H. 20
Lawrence Daily World, Tuesday, 29 November 1910
MASSIVE MONUMENT ERECTED BY CO. H. AT OAK HILL
Dedication services will be held soon to unveil the handsome granite monument which members of Co. H. 20th Kansas, U.S.A., have erected in Oak Hill. The monument consists of a life sized soldier chiseled from Bedford stone, standing on a base of mottled granite. The entire monument is 14 feet high and massive in appearance.
It was purchased by contributions from surviving members of the company, and marks the graves of four dead comrades: Charles King, Ross Mills, Frederick Ahlstrom and Joseph Wahl.
KS Inf. Span. Amer. War.
The Jeffersonian Gazette (Lawrence, Kansas) Wednesday, 31 October 1906
Fred B. Ahlstrom was born March 2, 1878 on a farm near Lawrence. The family soon moved to town, where he received his education, having graduated in the Lawrence High school, after which he worked for some time in the Lawrence Journal job room. When the Spanish American war broke out, he enlisted with the famous 20th Kansas which went to the Philippines and served from start to finish. He was never well after his return, but worked in Kansas City, where the family had moved until last spring, when he became much worse, and had been failing rapidly ever since. About two months ago he went to San Antonio, Texas, where he was advised to go as a last resort, in hopes that the mild climate might restore his lost health, but disease had laid firm hold on the once strong body, and he died Wednesday, October 17. His mother was with him during his illness an every care that a loving mother could bestow was given him. She accompanied the body to Lawrence where the funeral was held from First Congregational church, Tuesday, October 23, interment being in Oak Hill cemetery in Co. H. lot. He leaves besides his mother, four sisters, all of whom were at the funeral but Mrs. Cora Howsley, of Newkirk, Ok., who was unable to be present.
Fred Ahlstrom was of a retiring disposition, loved his books, and home more perhaps than the ordinary young man and those who knew his inner life could more appreciate his true worth as son, brother and neighbor.
The pall bearers were selected from Co. H. and were Rufo A. Hazen, J. W. Morrow, C. O. Morron, Oscar C. Brownlee, F. L. Courtney and H. H. Ainsworth.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section 8 S
Created by: Don Vaughn
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
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