Johnny Melvin Dahle

Johnny Melvin Dahle

Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 2 May 1925 (aged 23)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 37
Memorial ID 17234593 · View Source
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Born in Adams Township

Johnny Melvin Dahle was born in in Adams, Minn., March 9, 1902 of parents John and Lena Dahle.

He was baptized in the Little Cedar church and confirmed March 28th, 1916.

When he was 13 years old he was employed by M. & J. Krebsbach store where he worked for five years, he graduated from the Adams high school in 1920 and later employed by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad for three years. In September 1923 he left for Minneapolis where he made his home with his sister, Mrs. A. Silgjord and was employed with Mr. Andrew Silgjord as rigger for the Northern State Power Co. until the work was completed on April 1st, 1925. After which he began working for the John Hancock Oil Company where he met with his death by accident, Saturday, May 2nd at the age of 23 years, 1 month and 23 days.

He leaves to mourn his death his mother, Mrs. S. K. Hegge, brother and sister, Ole and Orena of Adams, his sister Mrs. I. J. Roberson and brother Arthur of Los Angeles, Calif. His sister Mrs. A. Silgjord of Minneapolis and Mrs A. Fredrickson of Chicago. Grandmother Mrs. Hansina Monson of Adams, and Grandfather, Andrew Dahle of Wallace, S. D. his father passed away October 16th 1911.

Funeral services were held at the Little Cedar church Wednesday, April 29th. Rev. O. C. Brenna officiating and interment was made at the Little Cedar cemetery west of town.

John Dahle Son of Mrs. S. K. Hegge of this Village was Killed in Minneapolis Saturday Afteroon
Trapped by a three ton concrete block which dropped into the hole in which he was working, John Dahle 23 years old who was born and raised here and graduate at the Adams high school was crushed to death late Saturday afternoon while at work at Lake Street and Pleasant ave.

John Dahl and Orrin Mason having just completed the digging of a hole for the installing of a gasoline tank, Mr. Mason had just gotten out of the eight foot pit and Dahle was on his way out when the concrete block a part of a wrecked building on the filling station site was jarred loose by the passing traffic crushing Dahle in the bottom of the pit.

Firemen risked their lives to bring up the body, while chains, attached to a truck, lifted the immense block enough to release the body, but Dahle was dead when they reached him.

John Dahle leaves many friends throughout this community who mourn his death, having lived here all his life except the past two years being in the cities, his body was brought here Monday evening to the home of his mother Mrs. S. K. Hegge and funeral services were held at the Little Cedar church of which he was a member, Wednesday afternoon. Hundreds of his friends were at his grave when he was laid to rest and their heartfelt sympathy given to the mother, sisters, and brothers who mourn the death of the first to be taken from them.

-From newspaper clippings submitted by LaVonne Roe Gilderhus

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17234593
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Melvin Dahle (9 Mar 1902–2 May 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17234593, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .