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Elsa K Abolins

  • Birth 28 Sep 1889 Riga, Latvia
  • Death 21 Jul 1968 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Onawa, Monona County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Part 3 Lot 101
  • Memorial ID 110593808

Died in Kalamzoo, Mich.

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Elsa K. Abolins 1889 - 1968
ABOLINS
Posted By: Connie Swearingen - volunteer (email)
Date: 2/9/2016 at 22:43:26
Onawa Democrat
25 July 1968
Elsa K. Abolins, a resident of Austin, Minn. the past 19 years, was born September 28, 1889 in Riga, Latvia and passed away July 8 near Kalamazoo, Mich. at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 10 days.
Death came as the result of a heart attack while visiting friends in Michigan. Elsa became a school teacher in Latvia. She was brought by the Catholic Church from a concentration camp after World War II to the United States, where she became a citizen. She made her home at Austin, Minn. with Mrs. Marion Larwenson.
She had visited in Onawa with the Herbert Shook family. Elsa had no relatives in the United States. In Austin she was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church. The funeral mass was held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 10 at St. John's Catholic Church in Onawa. Father Thomas K. Mollow officiated.
Casket bearers were James Shook, Dan Benjamin, William Lawrenson, Farrell Orr and Don Loomis.
Interment was at the Onawa Cemetery with arrangements by the Pearson funeral home of Onawa.

Because Abolins is listed as her divorced surname, likely she immigrated under a different surname.

In 1889 Latvia was part of the Tsarist Russian Empire. They were using the Julian calendar which makes her birth date appear a little over a week earlier. (My Latvian immigrant grandmother born 1898 liked to use her Julian birthdate because it made her feel younger!
Name Eliza K. Abolins
Gender Female
Burial Date 12 Jul 1968
Burial Place Onawa, Iowa
Death Date 08 Jul 1968
Death Place Plainwell, Allegan,Michigan
Age: 78
Birth Date 28 Sep 1889
Birthplace Latvia
Race White
Marital Status: Divorced


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  • Created by: Margaret A Hall
  • Added: 15 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110593808
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elsa K Abolins (28 Sep 1889–21 Jul 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110593808, citing Onawa City Cemetery, Onawa, Monona County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Margaret A Hall (contributor 47042473) .