Mrs. Samuel Volstad obituary

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Wednesday, March 8, 1916
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Mrs. Samuel Volstad

Mrs. Samuel Volstad, a resident for several years of Lyle passed away in this city last Monday at St. Olaf hospital. She had been there for two weeks and during the fifteen years previous had undergone seven operations.

The deceased was born in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1868 where she lived with her parents until she was about 12 years of age, when she was left alone by the death of her parents. She then made her home with her grandparents. In 1893 she married Samuel Volstad at Chicago, where they lived for two years. They later moved to Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco and New York where they lived a year in each place. About six years ago the family moved to Lyle to make their home. The deceased was a great student of science, religion and philosophy. She took a deep interest in flowers and nature's great out doors. She was a rare painter and possessed a fine collection of her work. During Ex-president William McKinley's term as governor of Ohio, she was a devoted member of his Sunday school class at Columbus. She leaves besides her husband and son Roy, one sister Mrs. Van Rensselaer of New York City. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the house and was conducted by Rev. Moe. Interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery. --Tribune.