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ULRICKSON, Mrs. Tom (SUNDVOLD) (1866-1932)

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ULRICKSON, Mrs. Tom (SUNDVOLD) (1866-1932)

Posted: 1054007791000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 1138076449000
Sioux Valley News, Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota.
December 1, 1932, p. 1, col. 3.


Community Shocked Thanks-
giving Day by Accidental
Death of Mrs. Ulrickson

Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Ulrickson were held from the local Lutheran church Monday afternoon at two o’clock. The Rev. Edward Nervig officiated in the English tongue and Rev. A. Molberg spoke in Norwegian. Burial was made in Forrest Hill cemetery beside two children who died in infancy.

Mrs. Ulrickson’s death occurred Thanksgiving afternoon as she and Mr. Ulrickson were on their way to the farm home of their son, Obel, for a late Thanksgiving day dinner. Driving south on Bartlett street, Mr. Ulrickson was probably blinded by the rays of the setting sun so that he did not see the approaching Milwaukee passenger train from the west. The large car of Ulrickson’s straddled the tracks as the oncoming train hit it broadside on the right. Mrs. Ulrickson’s death was practically instantaneous. Mr. Ulrickson escaped any serious injuries but was badly shaken up and shocked by the accident.

Mrs. Ulrickson was born in Dane county, Wisconsin, on May 6, 1866, and was past 66 years of age at the time of her death. In the spring of 1876 she came to South Dakota with her family. Although but a girl of ten years it was her task to walk most of the way to this state herding a few head of cattle.

The family located on a farm north of Worthing where the deceased resided until her marriage to Tom Ulrickson on March 26 1887. Five children were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy. Surviving are one son, Obel, and two daughters, Mrs. L. L. Eidsness and Mrs. Ole Moen, all living near here.

She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Anna Royer, Iroquois; Mrs. Trena Ulrickson, and Mrs. Otto Leapold, Sioux Falls; and three brothers, Theodore Sundvold, Hudson; Martin Sundvold, Carpenter; and Bennie Sundvold, Canton. One half-sister, Mrs. B. O. Torberson, Canton, and a half-brother, M. T. Sundvold, Canton, also survive.

The church was filled Monday afternoon as the many friends and relatives of Mrs. Ulrickson paid their last respects to her. Her sudden death was a terrible shock to her relatives and friends but she will live on in their memory as an exemplification of true womanhood.

One grandson, Clifford Eidsness, and five nephews, Elmer, Bernt, Bert, Henry, and Archer Sundvold, were the pall bearers.

Transcribed from microfilm copy of newspaper at Canton Public Library, Canton, SD.
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