Hamilton County


Herbert Leroy Christianson




Oscar Svedrup and Matilda Sophia Abrahamson Christianson had three sons serving in World War II:

Herbert Leroy Christianson was born Dec 24, 1917. He died Mar. 11, 1987 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jewell, IA.

Herbert served with the U.S. Army in World War II with the 18th Armored Replacement Battalion.

Clarence Arnold Christianson was born Dec. 18, 1909. He died Apr. 28, 1973 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jewell, IA.

Cpl. Christianson served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Arnold Eugene Christianson was born Apr. 20, 1924. He died Aug. 14, 1948 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jewell, IA.

Pvt. Christianson served with the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in World War II.

Two County Youths Die in Accident

Pair Killed As Car, Truck Hit Saturday

Arnold Christianson, 24, and Jasper Overland, Jr., 23, Dead

Two Hamilton county youths were killed late Saturday night when their car and a Webster City semi-trailer truck sideswiped near the junction of highways 64 and 30 west of Marshalltown.

Dead are Arnold Christianson, 24, who lived two miles northeast of Stanhope, and Jasper Overland, Jr., 23, who lived two miles west of Randall.

Irving Thorson, 22, of Story City, was in serious condition at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown. He suffered internal injuries and a broken arm.

The driver of the truck, alone in his vehicle, was Harold E Gaster, 23 of Webster City. He and Tilford Teig, 23, of Stanhope, the other occupant of the car, were not seriously hurt.

Apparently Sideswiped—

Associated Press reports of the accident quoted L. E. Chevalier, state highway patrolman who investigated the accident as saying the car and the truck apparently sideswiped.

Authorities here said today that the truck, headed west, and the car, headed east, sideswiped in such a way that the car was entangled with the left rear trailer wheels and was dragged 400 feet and into a ditch at the south side of highway 30.

Funeral Services

Funeral services for Jasper Overland Jr., only son of Jasper Overland, widely known farmer who lives west of Randall, are pending.

The Henderson funeral home of Story City will be in charge of the service. The young man, who had been assisting his father on the farm, was not married and his father is his only survivor. He was a veteran of World War II, seeing considerable overseas action with the marine corps.

Services on Wednesday—

Funeral services for Arnold Eugene Christianson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar S Christianson, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Lutheran church in Stanhope, preceded by a brief service at the farm home at 1:30. Rev. O’Dean Monson will officiate with burial made in God’s Acre’s cemetery at Jewell.

Arnold Eugene Christianson was born April 20, 1924 on the farm which had always been his home. He received his education in that community and was graduated from Stanhope high school in 1941. He saw service with the paratroopers for one year during World War II. Following his return from service he had helping his father in farming.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his parents, three brothers and three sisters: Lyle of Radcliffe, Leroy of Stanhope, Clarence at home, Mrs. Dwight Brower of Webster City, Mrs. Carl Dickerson of Kamrar and Mrs. Valora Romp at home.

He was a member of the American Legion.

~Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Aug. 17, 1948

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