Emma Leidall obituary

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Friday, January 24, 1930
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This community was shocked and saddened Friday when it became known that Mrs. K. L. Leidall had suffered a fatal stroke of apoplexy. She revived a short time afterward, but soon sank into unconsciousness and passed away, Saturday morning about 6 o'clock. Mrs. Leidall was apparently in good health, and able to care for the home as usual, with no intimation that she was near the border land, until the final summons came.

Mr. Leidall had not been well for some time and to him and the rest the family the sympathy of the community goes out in their hour of bereavement.

Emma Knutson Leidall was born Feb. 11th, 1861, in Voss, Norway. At the age of six years, she came with her parents to America. They first settled in Dane County, Wis., where they lived two years. They then moved to Union Township., where she made her home until she was married. On Dec. 1st, 1880, she was married to Knut L. Leidall. They first moved to Dakota Territory where they lived for five years, after which they moved back to Union Township, where they lived until ten years ago, when they moved to Lyle, Minn., where she lived at the time of her death, Jan. 18, 1930.

To them 9 children were born, 8 of whom, and also 23 grandchildren, besides her husband, are living to mourn her death. The children are Albert of Enderlin, N. D., Robert, Willie and Oscar of Marion, N. D., Walter, Clifford and Mrs. Melvin Anderson of Lyle and Leonard at home. She also leaves two brothers, Erick Knutson of Hettinger, N. D., and K. A. Knutson of Lyle; one sister, Mrs. Lewis Christenson of Michigan.

She was a kind loving wife and mother, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Pleasant are her memories. Peace be to her dust.

The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from the house at o'clock, and at the Six Mile Grove church at 2 P. M., all of the immediate members of the family being present. Interment was in the church cemetery.