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Tampico Tornado, November 23, 1916



Andrew Olsson Tampico Farmer Dies At His Home Northwest of Here Monday


Andrew Olsson, a well known farmer and a life long resident of this vicinity, died at his home northwest of Tampico Monday afternoon about 12:30. Death was due to cancer of the stomach from which he had been a sufferer for a year but only taken seriously sick and confined to his bed about three weeks ago. The funeral services will beheld Wednesday afternoon at 1 o;clock at the alter residence, Rev. C. W. Thornton, pastor of the Methodist church in charge. Interment will be in the Tampico cemetery.


Andrew Olsson was born 61 years ago July 16th on the old homestead northwest of town where his parents had settled  when they from the old country. He grew to manhood and sent all his life in the same vicinity and by  dint of hard work came into possession of an eighty acre farm which has been his home. He was married in March 1881 in Hume to Martha J. Pettitt. He was a quiet and unassuming man who took pleasure in his farm work and home and stuck closely to them.


He is survived his widow and five children: Fred, Mary Riley, George, Eva Hannabarger and Blanche all of this vicinity. One sister, Lena Pierson of Rock Falls and four brothers, Justice O D. Olsson of this place, Joe Olsson on a farm northwest of here, Gus and John of Rock Falls also f\survive.

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