Tampico Tornado, July 13, 1922
PIONEER RESIDENT PASSES BEYOND
Oliver D. Olsson Died at His Home Saturday After Long Illness
The death of Mr. Oliver OLSSON, one of the pioneer residents of this township, occurred at his home in Tampico on Saturday, July 8th at 2 p.m. after a lingering illness during which he was a patient and uncomplaining sufferer.
Mr. OLSSON was a man of the strictest integrity who had always taken an active part in the affairs of the community, and which he had served in an official capacity for many years, and always with credit to himself and to he best interests of the community.
He had held many positions of trust and responsibility and was always faithful to every trust, his word being as good as his bond, and his duties carefully done. He was one of the substantial citizens of Tampico and his death is a loss to the community.
Oliver Daniel OLSSON was born in the Province of Kronoberg's Lane, Sweden, May 21, 1850 and died at his home in Tampico July 8, 1922.
At the age of three years he emigrated with his parents to this country and settled on the old OLSSON homestead near Tampico. Here he resided with his parents until 1868 when he was united in marriage to Miss Chastie MUNSON. Six children blessed this union and two, Tillie and Frank, proceeded their father in death.
The surviving relatives are, Mrs. OLSSON, widow, and four children, viz Joseph M. and Edward T. OLSSON, D. ALDRICH; also one sister, Mrs. Lena PEARSON, and three brothers, Joseph, Augustus and John OLSSON.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. OLSSON settled on their own farm near Tampico, and resided there for thirty-two years. Retiring, they came to Tampico, where they have since enjoyed their happy home.
He passed away quietly and peacefully after a long and distressing illness. For many years he has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and also fraternized with the Masonic and M. W. A. Oders of this place.
The funeral services were conducted at the residence, and the large attendance denoted his wide circle of friends. The sacred burial rites were administered by his fellow Masons at the grave. In a brief message his pastor referred the predominant qualitities of his life; quiet and unostentatious, but deep and **** honorable and honest - - socially and morally, as well as materially; affable and fraternal, as evidenced by his cordial and serious attention to worthy social order, domestic and home-loving, his gracious heart a miniature ocean of kindliness and appreciation.
In the beautiful morning of his new and eternal day, we trust he awaits our coming, while we serve a little longer on the duller levels of earthly life.
"Thou art not dead! For death can only take away the mortal breath
And life, commencing here,
to but the prelude to its full career;
Now Hope and Faith the blest assurance give -
We do not live to die! We die to live!"
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RECORD OF FUNERAL
Name: Oliver Daniel Olsson
Son of: John Olsson
Order given by J. M Olsson
Address: Tampico, Illinois
Date of Funeral: July 10, 1922
Residence: Tampico, Ill
Place of Death: House
Funeral Services: House
Time of funeral services: 2 p.m.
Clergyman: Rev. Gable
Certifying Physician: Dr. Terry
His Residence: Tampico, Ill
Cause of Death: Carcinoma of stomach
Date of Death: July 8, 1922
Occupation: Retired farmer
Single or Married - Married Religion: Methodist
Date of Birth: May 21, 1850
Aged: 72 Years, 1 Month, 17days
Name of Father: John Olsson
His Birthplace: Sweden
Name of Mother: Rebecca Danielson
Her birthplace: Sweden