The Ogle County Reporter
Whole Number 3297
Oregon, Illinois. Wednesday, March 31, 1915.
Death of Gustavus Colson.
The death of Gustavus Colson, for many years a respected resident of Oregon, occurred at the home of his daughter in Chicago, Thursday March 25. The remains were brought to Oregon and the funeral service was held Saturday afternoon from the Lutheran church, Dr. G. W. Dunlap, pastor of St. Paul's, officiating. Interment was made in the lower cemetery. Gustavus Colson was born in Gottenberg, Sweden, January 17, 1840 and came to this country in Oregon where he resided for an extended period. His wife preceded him in death some years ago. Of recent years he had passed much of his time in the home of his daughter in Chicago.
Ogle County Republican.
Oregon, Illinois, Thursday, April 1, 1915
Death of Gustavus Colson
Was a Resident of Oregon for Many Years
Gustavus Colson, for many years a respected citizen of Oregon, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Shockley, in Chicago, on Thursday last, March 25th. The deceased was born in Sweden, Jan. 17, 1840, and came to Oregon in the year 1870, where he made his home for nearly forty years, during which time he was employed in the grain elevators of the city. His wife preceded him in death 21 years ago. For the past ten years he has made him home in Chicago with his daughter during the winter months, and at Oregon with his son during the summer months.
During his residence of close to 45 years in this city he was always known as a careful, conscientious citizen, who numbered the [sic] entire community as his friends. The remains were brought to this city and funeral services were held from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Dunlap, the pastor, having charge of the services. Interment was made in Riverview Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter and three sons, Mrs. Pearl Shockley, of Chicago, George Colson, of this city, Frank, of Chicago, and Robert, of Dubuque, all of whom were in attendance at the funeral service.
Submitted by Kathleen Bretton
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