Iver Everson obituary

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Friday, August 14, 1925
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Old Settler
Laid to Rest

In the death of I. K. Everson, this community loses of of its earliest citizens. He came here a lad in the fifties and remained until his death last week. It is not allotted to many to reside in one place 71 years neither is it given to many to reach the advanced age of 86, as he did. He came here when this vicinity was a wilderness, knew life as a pioneer with its hardship and struggles, and was a constant toiler until his health failed. No one ever lived in the community without knowing the hospitality of the I. K. Everson home. It was always a gathering place for neighbors and friends and was the scene of many joyous occasions.

Iver K. Everson, son of Knut and Gunild Everson, was born in Hollingdal, Norway, August 4, 1839, and passed away very quietly at his home in Mona, August 5, 1925, at the age of 86 years and one day. When six years of age he, with his parents came to this country and settled in Rock county, Wisconsin. Later the family moved to Clinton county, Iowa, where they resided for five years. In 1854, he became a resident of Mitchell county settling in Otranto township where the spent the rest of his days.

He was confirmed in the Lutheran church at St. Ansgar and was one of the founders of the Mona Lutheran church. October 23, 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Anne Sampson, of Nevada township, Mower county. This union was blessed with five children, all of whom are living. Mrs. Wm. McKee, Charley and Erving, of this community, Olaf of Fillmore, Sa. K., Canada, and Mrs. H. O. Anderson, Crookston, Minn. Mr. Everson is also survived by 14 grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.

Three years ago Mr. and Mrs. Everson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

The funeral services were held at the Mona church Saturday afternoon and interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery, Rev. O. M. Langehough, officiating.

Those present from away were his brothers John Everson, of Newman Grove, Neb., and Tom Everson, of Brandford, N. D., Mrs. O. H. Anderson, of Crookston, Mrs. L. P. Thompson, of Minneapolis, Miss Atlanta Sampson, of Minneapolis, Andrew Benson, of Blooming Prairie and Mr. and Mrs. S. F. McGillivray, of Austin.


We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the many kind friends and neighbors for their kindness and expressions of sympathy during the illness and after the death of our beloved husband and father.

Mrs. I. K. Everson
and Family.