Blomquist, Charles Elof (April 3, 1871 - April 12, 1936)


End Comes After Illness of But a Week

Douglas Budget - April 16, 1936

Charles E. Blomquist, aged 65 years, died at the Douglas hospital early Sunday morning. His death followed an emergency operation for a ruptured appendix the preceding Monday.

Mr. Blomquist had been a resident of this county for 26 years. He was held in high esteem by his friends and neighbors and his untimely death is keenly regretted. He had made all arrangements to retire from active work. He had disposed of his stock and farm implements at a recent sale and leased his ranch, he and his wife planning to build a new home near that of a daughter, where they might take things easier in the sunset of their lives.

Charles Elof Blomquist was born in Krakshult, Smoland, Sweden, April 3, 1871. He came to America in 1893, living for a time in Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. In 1896 he moved to Omaha and there on July 10, 1898, he was married to Miss Anna Johnson. In 1910 they came to Converse county, locating on a ranch in Brenning Basin, which had since been their home.

Beside his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Charles Huntzinger, Mrs. James Willox and Mrs. E.H. Potter of Douglas, and Mrs. Walter Reed of Lusk; a son, Rudolph, of Chicago. All were present at the funeral services.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. Clayton Judy. Active pallbearers were A.C. Ayres, Jess Irwin, Oliver Roush, Nels Rasmussen, Carl Johnson and Robert Anderson. Honorary pallbearers were W.E. Curtin, Dick Burks, Frank Anderson, Rheinhold Larson, T.C. Rowley and D.M. Roush. Burial was in Douglas cemetery.


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