John Peterson obituary
John Peterson. a young man well known in this vicinity, died Sunday morning, at St. Olaf's Hospital in Austin, of typhoid fever. Mr. Peterson who had not been feeling well for several days, was taken sick May 1st and was taken to the hospital the following day. Mr. Peterson's case not considered serious and the news of his death came as a shock to the community.
The deceased was the son of Mrs. Elverum, who resides 3 miles west of town.
He was born in Mitchell county, July 20, 1881, where he grew to manhood. Dec. 23, 1901, he was married to Miss Julia Olson and their union was blessed by one child. The deceased was for three years the trusted section foreman of the Milwaukee road at Carpenter, but left that position about a year ago and came to Lyle to engage in the restaurant business. After seven months he sold out to P.T. Johnson and accepted a position with the I.C.R.R., as section foreman, which position he held at the time of his death.
He was a member of the local M.B.A. order, carrying $1,000 insurance and a like amount in the Northwestern.
He is survived by his wife and one child besides his mother and one brother, Peter Peterson of Minneapolis.
The funeral was held Tuesday and interment was made at Sunny Side.