ELK, Ida 1857-1936
Posted By: Erica Jacobsen
Date: 1/7/2016 at 11:21:58
Galva, IA., Aug 12,1936
Ida Jacobson Elk was born near Christianstad, Sweden, July 25, 1857. She received her education at a girls boarding school in Christianstad.
When twenty-one years old she came to the United States and Princeton, Ill., in company with her
brother and uncle, John Swanson.
In 1890 she was united in marriage to Mons Elk and they came to their farm southeast of Galva. To them were born eight children, three of whom died in May 1897.
In 1917, she and her husband moved to their home in Galva, where she was able to enjoy the reward of the years of toil. She was active in the M.E. Church, civic and social work.
She is survived by her husband, M.M. Elk and five children, Mrs. R.E. Walters of Harlan; C.C. Elk, Storm Lake; Mrs. Ethel Schrantz of Alton, Ill; Mrs. Florence Larson and Harold of Galva. She also leaves six grandchildren, three sisters and a brother.
For the past three years her health steadily declined and a stroke which she suffered a year ago last April, left her in critical condition. However, she continued to enjoy her family and friends until the end which came quietly and peacefully at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 at the age of 77 years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church. Burial was made in the Galva
Ida Obituaries maintained by Karon S. Velau.
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