09 September 2011

Newspaper - Mathias Lund - death notices

I searched for Mathias Lund on the Utah Digital Newspapers site and got a few hits for his death announcements.

The first one was published on 2 May 1926, the day he died.
Source: University of Utah, "Deaths," death notice, Ogden Standard Examiner, 2 May 1926, Mathias C. Lund death announcement; online images, Utah Digital Newspapers (digitalnewspapers.org : downloaded 8 September 2011).

DEATHS ----- Mathias C. Lund of Plain City, aged 76, died this morning at 2 o’clock at the local hospital following a week’s illness. He is survived by six daughters, three sons, and one brother, Willard R. Lund. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lindquist undertakers, and will be announced tomorrow.
Then the next day there was another announcement.
Source: University of Utah, "Deaths," death notice, Ogden Standard Examiner, 3 March 1926, Mathias Christian Lund death announcement; online images, Utah Digital Newspapers (digitalnewspapers.org : downloaded 8 September 2011).

DEATHS ----- Mathias Christian Lund, son of Dedrick F. and Karen Christina Hansen Lund, died at the local hospital Monday after an illness of three weeks. He was born in Bornholm, Denmark, Sept. 1 1849. He joined the Latter Day Saints church in 1853 and in July of that year left his native land to cast his lot with the Mormons in Utah. He arrived in Ogden over the Union Pacific railway. The terminus was then at Riverdale, where he got off the train at 3 o’clock in the morning. After a short sleep in the willows nearby he walked to Plain City. He established his home there and had since resided in that place. He was married to Pauline Swenson in 1874. Mrs. Lund died two years ago. Mr. Lund was an earnest and devoted Latter Day Saint, having been deacon, teacher, priest, elder, seventy and high priest, which latter office he held at the time of his death. For the last few years he had done genealogical work. He was the father of 10 children, nine of whom survive. Thy are Mrs. J.D. Moore of Ogden, Mrs. P. M. Folman and Francis M. Lund of Plain City; Mrs. R. A. Witten of Perry, Victor, Heber, Sadie and Clyde Lund and Mrs. Lawrence Cottle, all of Plain City. One brother, W. R. Lund of Plain City. 27 grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:30 o’clock at the Plain City meeting house with Bishop Wilmer Maw presiding. Flowers left at Lindquist’s on Friday until 11 o’clock will be taken to the home at Plain City. The body may be viewed there Thursday evening and also on Friday until the funeral.
Isn't that an awesome obituary!?! It added so much more information to his immigration. Now I wonder if there is a way to find passenger lists for the Union Pacific Railroad.

A few days later the family posted an acknowledgement in the paper for all the people who have helped them:

Source: University of Utah, "Acknowledgement," announcement, Ogden Standard Examiner, 6 March 1926, acknowledgement of friends during MC Lund funeral; online images, Utah Digital Newspapers (digitalnewspapers.org : downloaded 8 September 2011); p. 6.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ----- To the many friends who have assisted us in any way during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved father, Mathias C. Lund, and especially for the many beautiful floral offerings, we extend our heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation.
   May you all be likewise remembered in your hour of affliction.
       With Sincere Gratitude.
                          THE FAMILY
Not sure what the 2724 means at the bottom...any ideas?

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