|Death: ||Sep. 28, 1887|
Inscription (on original marker):
In my Father's house
are many mansions.
SEPT. 28, 1887
9Ys. & 9Ds.
The daughter of John Leander Almquist, Sr. and his wife Johanna.
The elder Almquists bought 80 acres on Iron Mound, southeast of Salina and established a home. In the late summer of 1887, John Almquist and his daughter Hilda began suffering from chills and headaches, Soon other children complained of these symptoms. A doctor confirmed that they had contracted typhoid fever from the well on their property, and within a month of one another four members of the family would die of the disease. Four weeks after giving birth to her eighth child, Johanna buried her husband John and daughter Hilda on the same day in September.
All of the members of the family who died in 1887 share a marker. Also sharing the marker with them is Selma V. Almquist.
John Leander Almquist (1846 - 1887)
Johanna Larson Almquist (1845 - 1941)
John Leander Almquist (1872 - 1887)*
Hilda F. Almquist (1878 - 1887)
Selma V. Almquist (1881 - 1882)*
Selma Josephine Almquist (1883 - 1887)*
Oscar A Almquist (1887 - 1981)*
Gypsum Hill Cemetery
Plot: Block B, Lot 74, Space 6B
Created by: sister7a
Record added: Aug 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20819477