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Louis James Larson

  • Birth 20 May 1879 Flandreau, Moody County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 19 May 1942 Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
  • Burial Douglas, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
  • Plot
  • Memorial ID 13168377

***Multiple records indicate his first name was spelled as LEWIS.

Funeral services for Lewis J. Larson, pioneer Cameron township farmer, who died at 5:56 a.m. Tuesday [May 19, 1942] in a Minot hospital, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Douglas Lutheran church with Rev. C. M. Fosmark officiating. The Thompson-Larson funeral home has charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Fred Kramer, August Cordes, S. K. Engene, John Hoff, Hutson Bowen and Robert Cowan.

Mr. Larson had been a hospital patient since Sunday. Mr. Larson would have celebrated his 63rd birthday anniversary Wednesday. He was born May 20, 1879, in Moody County, S.D. He lived in South Dakota until his marriage in 1903 to Gertrude Bidne at Flandreau. They came soon afterward to homestead in Cameron township, Ward County. Mr. Larson for more than 20 years had operated a fine dairy farm, serving the residents of Douglas with milk products.

Mr. Larson was a charter member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Douglas and a trustee of the church at the time of his death. He served as chaplain of the I. O. O. F. lodge, clerk of the Modern Woodmen lodge and on the board of the Farmers elevator. He also was a member of the school board, on which he served for many years, and a member of the Ward county land use committee.

Survivors include his wife, three sons, three daughters and 16 grandchildren. The sons and daughters are: Glen and Gordon of Douglas and Lyle of Napa, California; Mrs. J. A. Hanson, Douglas; Mrs. A. J. Snowbeck, New Ulm, Minnesota, and Mrs. Martin Bowen, Everett, Washington. In addition, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. A. L. Kragness of Douglas and Mrs. Peter Doyle of Flandreau, South Dakota, and four brothers, Carl, of Brookings, South Dakota.; Henry, Jamestown; and Ben and Alfred, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.

Many Attend L. J. Larson Rites Douglas:
The community was shocked and grieved by the sudden passing away of L. J. Larson. He had lived in the community since homesteading days, was a very hard-working
man, and a highly honored citizen. Those from a distance attending his funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Larson of Napa, California; Mr. and Mrs. Snowbeck of New Ulm, Minnesota; Mrs. Kumme of Bergen, North Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Larson of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Chilson, Deering; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Morley of Velva, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Holte and Mrs. Melvin Holte of Voltaire; Mrs. Bowen of Everett, Washington; Mrs. Alfred Larson and daughter Margie of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. T. Welo of Velva; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brooks and S. Fritz of Minot; Leo Dickinson from Minneapolis,
John Harrison and Lawrence Joyce, of Minot.

The following persons from Ryder were also present: Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Snippen, Mr. and Mrs. Knute Afdahl, Milo Knutsen, Mr. and Mrs. Severance, Mr. Danks, Fred Olson and Olaf Hanson.



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  • Maintained by: Eric C.
  • Originally Created by: Herb Schwede
  • Added: 29 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13168377
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis James Larson (20 May 1879–19 May 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13168377, citing Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Douglas, Ward County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Eric C. (contributor 47925240) .