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 Karl Otto “Charles” Holmberg

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Karl Otto “Charles” Holmberg

  • Birth 9 Apr 1873 Kallstad, Vadstena kommun, Östergötlands län, Sweden
  • Death 26 May 1938 Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 67883298

Source: Rockford Morning Star, page 1, column 2

Friday, May 27, 1938

Death Claims C.O. Holmberg. President of Lumber, Fuel Company Dies

Stricken in his office late yesterday afternoon, Charles O. Holmberg, 65, president of the Highland Lumber and Fuel Company, died at 8:45 o'clock last night at Swedish-American hospital.

Although Mr. Holmberg had suffered several light strokes during the last year they had left no after effects and he had continued active in business. When stricken about 5 p.m. yesterday, he was first taken to his home, 225 South Highland avenue, and was then removed to the hospital.

Mr. Holmberg came to Rockfored in 1916 after having been crippled in the service of the New York Central railroad. He was associated with the New York Central for 15 years, ten years as an engineer.

As president of the Highland Lumber and Fuel company, he became interested in development of the business area along Charles street and was organizer and first president of the Highland Business Men's association. he was also a member of the Lions club.



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  • Maintained by: Jonathan Snyder
  • Originally Created by: cayuse
  • Added: 4 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67883298
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Karl Otto “Charles” Holmberg (9 Apr 1873–26 May 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67883298, citing Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jonathan Snyder (contributor 47247659) .