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 Martin Andrew Bagaason

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Martin Andrew Bagaason

Birth
Lerdal, Freeborn County, Minnesota, USA
Death 28 Nov 1922 (aged 47)
Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Lerdal, Freeborn County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 180818047 View Source
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Martin Andrew Bagaason was born November 1, 1874, at Riceland and came of age on his parents’ farm there. During the 1890s, Martin left home and headed to South Dakota. In 1900, he was a farm laborer in Lyman County. Martin received a homestead patent for land in MacKenzie County, North Dakota, close to the Montana border. He sold that land and returned to Riceland, where he operated a prosperous farm. Mary Peterson Larson, was a young widow with three young boys. Martin married her in January 1922, and together had a baby girl, born in October. A month later, on November 28, 1922, Martin Andrew Bagaason was killed in an automobile accident. He suffered skull fractures when the wheels of his car hit a rut, and the car hit a bridge guardrail. This flipped the car over into a ditch and pinned him beneath it. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 48-year-old was buried in East Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery at Bancroft. Mary, two times a widow, was left to raise her three boys and daughter. She never remarried. Mary Peterson Larson Bagaason died when she was 81 years old, on March 24, 1965, in Waterloo, Iowa.


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