Martin Hanson

Death 26 Mar 1890 (aged 44–45)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 14, Lot 1, 2nd grave SWC
Memorial ID 105421817 · View Source
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                  Killed in a Stairway.

      On Wednesday evening the body of Martin Hanson was found lying at the foot of the cellar stairs in the basement of the block on the corner of Fifth and Laurel streets, known as the No. 1 saloon. The man had been dead some time as the body was cold. At the time no one seemed to know who the dead man was, but Fred Zottman, who runs a restaurant in the building, identified the remains as those of Mr. Hanson, he having been boarding with Mr. Zottman for about a week. Coroner Cross was immediately called and the remains were removed to Losey & Dean's undertaking establishment, where an inquest was held yesterday afternoon. Hanson had been working in the woods all winter, and was waiting in Brainerd for his money to arrive from Minneapolis, the amount being $86, before he left for Hixson, Dakota, where he labored during the summer months. The money arrived at the Northern Pacific Bank the same afternoon that Hanson met with his untimely death. The man was about town as usual during the forenoon, but he disappeared after dinner and was never seen alive again. He was somewhat under the influence of liquor, and it is supposed that in going from the restaurant to the saloon he stumbled and fell down the stairs which lead from the hallway, and which are unprotected even by a door. He struck on his head, and was in all probability killed instantly. The coroner's jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts. The burial will occur this afternoon. (Brainerd Dispatch, 28 March 1890, p. 4, c. 6)



  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 18 Feb 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 105421817
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Hanson (1845–26 Mar 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 105421817, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .