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George Clarence Carlson

George Clarence Carlson, the third son of Jacob Malcom and Matilda (Sell) Carlson, was born October 2, 1886. He completed all 12 grades in the Madrid Public Schools, graduating in 1905. Immediately after graduation, he secured a position with the Farmers Saving Bank. By 1911, he had advanced his position to Assistant Cashier, and during that same year, on July 12, he was united in marriage to Sigrid Christina Gustafson, formerly of Mjolby, Sweden. To their union was born one daughter, Lorraine Hortense. Mr. Carlson spent his entire business life at the Farmers Saving Bank, until his untimely death on March 14, 1934, at the age of 47, having by then attained the position of Active Vice President.

Mr. Carlson was City Treasurer for 25 years, Treasurer of the Christian Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Odd Fellows, and the Woodsman Lodge.

Lorraine Hortense was born September 6, 1914, with Dr. Shaw officiating. She attended all grades at the Madrid Public Schools, and in 1932, went to the University of Iowa, where she completed three years, majoring in Home Economics. On June 27, 1935, she married Claude Arnold Houck, of Corning, just after his graduation from the School of Engineering at the State University of Iowa. In 1936, the Houcks moved to California, where they have continued to make their home. In 1939, Mrs. Houck graduated from Los Angeles State College, with a degree of Home Economics in Business.

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