|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1887|
Inscription (on original marker):
In my Father's house
are many mansions.
OCT. 22, 1887
The son 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. With little time to mourn, she hurried home to care for her newborn infant and two ailing children. Help from the doctor and neighbors proved futile. Fifteen-year-old Leander died on October 22, and less than a week later, Selma Josephine died five days short of her fourth birthday.
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 Almquist (1845 - 1941)
Gypsum Hill Cemetery
Plot: Block B, Lot 74, Space 5
Created by: sister7a
Record added: Aug 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20819564