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Holcomb, Bolena Christina 1872-1950


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 4/19/2021 at 16:14:36

Algona Upper DesMoines, November 7, 1950
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Mrs. J. H. Holcomb Killed In Swea City Collision
Dies Under Wheels Of Truck After Voting, Tuesday.

Mrs. J. H. Holcomb was killed instantly in a tragic car, truck collision Tuesday morning, November 7, in Swea City.

Mrs. Holcomb, 72, had just voted in the election and was returning home when a truck struck the side of the car in which she was riding, throwing her under the wheels of the truck.

The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 9 and Main Street in Swea City at approximately 10:30 Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Holcomb was riding in a car driven by another elderly woman, Miss Emily Moline. The truck, a Sinclair Oil tank wagon from Algona, was driven by Jerry Ferris of Algona. Neither of the drivers were injured.

Miss Moline, driving north on Main street, stopped at the stop sign before driving onto Highway 9, but apparently never saw the truck, coming from the east on the highway.

Thrown From Car.
When the two vehicles collided, Mrs. Holcomb was thrown from the car and the dual wheels of the heavily loaded truck passed over her body, decapitating her.

Her body is now at the Curtis Funeral Home in Swea City, but funeral arrangements had not been made Tuesday afternoon. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Dr. R. S. Snyder was called to the scene shortly after the accident. County Coroner John Schutter and Deputy Sheriff Don Wood were notified, and Joe Dixon, highway accident investigator, and Highway Patrolman Ward Allen also investigated the accident.

Retired 5 Yrs Ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb have lived in Swea City for the past five years, retiring there from their farm north of town. Mr. Holcomb has been an invalid for several years following a stroke.

Surviving besides her husband are a brother, J. W. Dahl, of East Chain, Minn.; a sister, Mrs. Sena Christenson, Fairmont, Minn.; three sons, George and Theodore Wallentine of Ledyard, and Harold Wallentine of South Dakota; and sis step-children, Edna, Anita, Phillip, Arthur, Louis, and Milton Holcomb, living near Swea City.

Algona Upper DesMoines, November 14, 1950

Rites Thursday At Swea City For Accident Victim.
Swea City—Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Holcomb, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. A. M. Youngquist was in charged and preached the sermon. He was assisted by the Rev. Albin Larson, pastor of the East Chain Lutheran Church.

Bolena Christina Dahl was born in Denmark, Aug. 8, 1872. She came to America in June, 1882, with her parents, who settled in Pilot Grove, Minnesota. The later moved to East Chain township in Minnesota, where she was confirmed in one of the first confirmation classes in East Chain Lutheran Church. In 1900 she was married to Edwin Wallentine. They moved to Texas and later to Searcy, Arkansas, then to Hope, Arkansas. Later they moved to Piedmont, Mo., where Mr. Wallentine died April 6, 1917, leaving his widow and three children, who moved back to East Chain the following September.

On February 28, 1925, Mrs. Wallentine was married to J. H. Holcomb. Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb lived on his farm northwest of Swea City for four years, then moved to their farm near Ledyard, Iowa, where they lived until the Spring of 1947, when they moved to Swea City.

Mrs. Holcomb met her death Tuesday morning, Nov. 7, in a tragic automobile accident in which she was instantly killed. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Harold Wallentine, Willmar, Minn.; Theodore Wallentine of Lakota, Iowa; George of Elmore, Minn.; and eleven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Cena Christensen, Fairmont, Minn., and a brother, Wm. Dahl, of Granada, Minn.

There are also a step-daughter, Edna Holcomb, Ames, Iowa, and six step-sons: Anton, Minneapolis, Minn.; Phillip, Swea City; Louis, Granada, Minn.; Albert, Willmar, Minn.; Arthur, Fairmont, Minn., and Milton, Oxford, Ohio.

Preceding her in death were her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Dahl, two brothers and three infant sisters.

Funeral music was furnished by a mixed quartet: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Thoreson and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Tweeten, who sang “Beneath the Cross of Jesus,” and “Rock of Ages,” and “I Need Thee Every Hour.”

Pallbearers were J. P. Peterson, Merton Roalson, Marvin Roalson, Walter Hans, Edwin Holm and Clarence Holm.


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