C. O. Carlson
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, January 9, 1928
Former resident C. O. Carlson Dies at Home in Cayuga Deceased Passes Away on Saturday Following an Illness of Three Weeks C. O. Carlson, for twenty-three years a resident of Crawfordsville, but who for the last eleven years has been residing at Cayuga, died Saturday at his home after an illness of three weeks of complication of diseases, being seriously ill during the past week. Mr. Carlson was 76 years of age. He was married in 1877 to Anna Louise Jones of Lafayette and to them two children were born, W. R. Carlson of Indianapolis and Mrs. Guy M. Wells of Seattle, Washington. In 1882 Mr. Carlson and family moved to Crawfordsville where he established a ten-cent store, one of the first stores of this kind in the city. Eleven years ago he disposed of his interests here and moved to Cayuga where he has been one of the leading and most prosperous merchants of the town, conducting a general merchandise store. Mr. Carlson, who was a most excellent gentleman, and had hosts of friends in this city was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Odd Fellows, Red Men and K. of P. lodges. He is survived by his wife and both children. Funeral services will be held today at Cayuga and burial will be made at the cemetery in Attica.