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The 1925 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross

Stronghurst Graphic: November 12, 1925

***OBITUARY***Mrs. Carrie Berg: Mrs. Carrie Berg, whose life had been slowly ebbing away for the past several months, passed away at her home here last Sunday at ten o’clock.  Carrie Louise Stenlund Berg was born near Stockholm, Sweden on August 21, 1871 and passed away at her home in Stronghurst on Nov.8, th 1925 at the age of 54 years, 2 months and 13 days.  At the age of 18 years, she came to America and located in Kansas.  She united in marriage to Carol August Berg in 1892 and to this union seven children were born.

In 1899 the family moved to Burlington, Iowa where they resided until 1909 when they moved to a farm near Stronghurst.  They moved to Stronghurst in 1912 where Mr. Berg passed away. Besides her husband, Mrs. Berg was preceded in death by four children: Hazel Elizabeth, Marie Louise, Roy Stenlund and Cecil who died in infancy.  She is survived by two sons and a daughter, namely John Alphonso, Charles Andrew and Margret Frances, all living in Stronghurst.

Mrs. Berg was a member of the Swedish Lutheran Church and of the Royal Neighbors of Burlington.  She was an affectionate mother, a kind and generous neighbor and in addition to her immediate relatives, her loss will be mourned by many friends.  Funeral services were conducted at the Stronghurst Christian Church with interment in the local cemetery.

HE COMES HOME: The remains of Clinton Fields, a former Biggsville resident who passed away at his home at Little Sioux, Iowa, after a month’s illness, arrived at Biggsville and were interred in the cemetery there after brief services.  The deceased grew to manhood in Biggsville, but had resided in Iowa for many ears.  He was a man of unusual size, weighing 450 pounds at the time he was taken ill a month ago.  The grave had to be enlarged after the arrival of the funeral party as no instructions as to the unusual size of the corpse had been given to the sexton of the cemetery.

CHANGES AT THE SANTA FE STATION: Through the workings of the seniority rule in operation in the management of the Santa Fe Railroad, a change in the office force at the local station went into effect. By the reinstatement of a former employee at Coal City, Ill.  Mr. R. H. Davies was transferred back from that point to Stronghurst where he again assumes the position of regular agent.  Shore Hollingsworth, who has held the position of regular agent for the past year or more takes the place formerly occupied by Fred Johnson, the latter falls back into the position held by Chas. Berg, who in turn takes the place of Harold Rankin who has been transferred to East Fort Madison. 

OFF TO ARKANSAS:  Simon Simonson, Jess Simonson and Ray Rankin of this vicinity and Elmer Simonson and wife and Mrs. O’Neill of Roseville were among a bunch of excursionists who left for Arkansas to investigate the rice growing prospect in the Stuttgart country.  The party was in charge of state representative Owen B. West of Galesburg, who is the representative of a real estate firm interested in the sale of land there. 

BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Mrs. Paul Gibb celebrated her 81st birthday on the 5th with relatives and friends at the noon dinner.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Graham, Jr. are the happy parents of a daughter born recently at the Burlington Hospital.  Miss Ethel Weed from the mission field in Egypt gave an interesting talk at the Thank Offering service.  A male quartette from the Freedman College at Knoxville, Tenn. will sing on Friday afternoon at the United Presbyterian Church.  About 35 members of the South Henderson congregation held an all-day meeting at the home of Mrs. Harvey Foster.  The offering for the day was $17 to be used toward the salaries of missionaries.  Mrs. Walter Cochran was hostess to the Eldeen Book Club Friday at noon.  The A.W. Martin property is the south part of town was sold to Dr. F.A. Noyes.