Mrs. O. T. Richardson Died

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Friday, May 2, 1913
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Mrs. O T Richardson Died

The Same Pall Bearers That Carried Her
Husband to His Last Resting Place
Last December.

Weep not, that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run.
God grant, we may rest as calmly
When our work, like hers, is done.
Till then, we yield with gladness,
Our mother, to Him, to keep,
And rejoice in the sweet assurance
He giveth His loved one sleep.

Mrs. O. T. Richardson who had been very low for some time passed away Friday morning at her home in this village. The family moved to the village about the first of March and she was then in fairly good health. Since then she suffered two strokes of paralysis, the first soon after moving here and the second a few days before she passed away. She was devoted to her family and had the pleasure of seeing all her children, now living, in her last days.

The deceased was born in Toten, Norway, December 18, 1846 and when only 19 years of age came to this country and settled in this community. The following year in '66 she was married to O. T. Richardson, by Rev. Clausen, who then had charge of the work among the Lutherans in this part of the country. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson settled in Nevada township and lived there until a few months ago when Mr. Richardson died, the farm was sold and the family moved to Lyle. She was a life long member of the Lutheran church and its interests were her interests. The children who are life to mourn her departure are: Mrs. O. R. Myckeljord of London, Mrs. O. A. Bjork of Crawford, S. D., Theo. O. Richardson of White Rock, S. D.; Gustave of Concord, N. D., Mrs. A. H. Halvorsen, Mrs. Carl Springer, Hans, Geo. and Miss Della of this community.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Revs. Moe and Lee, and interment was made in the Six Mile Grove cemetery, and was attended by a large number of neighbors and friends.

We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to our many friends for the kindness shown us during the sickness and death of our loving mother and for the kind words spoken to us, and for the many floral contributions and the choir.
The Richardson Children.