Carlson, Carl Enoch (May 21, 1884 - October 7, 1945)


Resident of Converse County Thirty-Six Years-Funeral Held Tuesday

Douglas Budget - October 11, 1945

Funeral services for Enoch Carlson, 61, were held at the Hofmann Chapel Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Louis Gale of the Congregational church in charge. He was buried in Douglas Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lawrence Larson, Joe Carmin, Irving Carlson, Clyde Cundell, Edwin Potter and Decie Fackler.

Mr. Carlson passed away at the Memorial hospital about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. He had been a patient there only three days, though he had been receiving treatment intermittently since an operation at Casper last winter.

Carl Enoch Carlson was born in Sweden on May 21, 1884. Coming to the United States in 1904 he located in Nebraska, working as a farm hand and for the railroad company at Omaha.

In 1909 he came to Converse county and took up a homestead about 12 miles west of Douglas where he resided until death. He was on the construction crew of the LaPrele dam which was built in the 1900's. He never married and was living with his brother, Erick, also single. He is survived also by five sisters, all of Sweden.

Carlon Carlson Passes Away

At Hospital Here Sunday Resident Of County Since 1909; Funeral Service This Afternoon At Chapel

Douglas Enterprise - October 9, 1945

Carlon E. Carlson, resident of Converse county since 1909, passed away shortly after 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Memorial Hospital as the result of a stomach ailment from which he had suffered for some time.

Mr. Carlson underwent an operation at Casper in February and was apparently on the road to recovery until a couple of months ago when his condition took a turn for the worse. He entered Memorial Hospital here Thursday.

Born May 21, 1884, at Linkopoine, Sweden, Mr. Carlson came to America in 1904. For a time he worked on farms in Nebraska and then went to Omaha where he worked in the Union Pacific shops.

He came to Converse county in 1909 to work on the LaPrele dam which was under construction. Later he took up a homestead 12 miles west of here on the Natural Bridge road where he remained.

Surviving are his brother, Erick and five sisters, all living in Sweden.

Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Hofmann chapel with Rev. Louis Gale of the Congregation church in charge. Burial will be in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Irving Carlson, Lawrence Larson, Joe Carmin, Decie Fackler, E.H. Potter and Clyde Cundell.

*NOTE: 1945-10-16 Douglas Enterprise
In reporting the death last week of Carl Enoch Carlson, the Enterprise spelled Carlson's first name as Carlon rather than Carl E. having been advised of the error by his brother Erick.


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