Tombstone Tuesday - Nicholas Magnus Hanson

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This is my first Tombstone Tuesday post. Tombstone Tuesday is a daily blogging theme used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

I would say this is the most elaborate tombstone of any of my relatives. At least, so far that I have seen. This tombstone is of my Gr Gr Grandfather on my Paternal side. Nicholas Magnus Hanson is buried in the Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion, Lynn County, Iowa.

Here is the obituary of Nicholas Magnus Hanson. It looks as though he had a very painful death.


Nicholas Magnus Hansen was born in Sweden March 11, 1848. He was married to Alma Holstenson April 24, 1875 in Sweden. With their three children they came to Ishgrining, Mich., in 1880 They lived there three years and then came to Linn county near Marion. His wife died Nov. 22, 1895. Eleven children were born of this marriage ten of whom survive. Mrs. Albert Fahl, Mrs. Charles Benedict, Mrs. Fred Putnum, Arthur, Maggie, Halgie, Edith, Emma, Clara and Hazel.
He was married to Bertha Westcott Augu 25, 1900. One child blessed this union. Lester five months old. Mr. Hansen was injured by a crowbar on Thursday last resulting in perhonitis, from which he suffered severely until Sunday last when he died at 6:20 a.m. He was a kind loving husband and a tender and affectionate father. He was impulsive in temperament, kind in spirit and generous in action. While he did not make an open profession of religion he said that he never retired without praying in his heart. He was an enthusiastic member of the four branches of Odd Felowship, he was also a member of the Knights and Ladies of the Golden Precept, and of the Mystic Toilers, and was in high esteem by them all. He will be missed by these and by a wide circle of appreciative friends.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at 3 p.m., Sept. 10th, by Rev. N. Pye, the Odd Fellows having charge of the service.


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Good for you!
From a fellow "born in Iowa' blogger..
Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

TCasteel said...

I this is one of the most unique tombstones I have seen.
Welcome to the Geneabloggers group.