Obit: Peterson, Pliny Eugene (1897 – 1931)
Surnames: Peterson, Skoien
----Source: Scrapbook Collection of Duane Horn
Peterson, Pliny Eugene (23 Apr. 1897 – 11 Dec. 1931)
Pliny Eugene Peterson passed away at the St. Mary hospital, at Sparta, early last Friday evening, December 11, 1931, in consequence of injuries received in an automobile accident near his home a few hours previous. His age was 34 years, 3 months and 18 days.
The remains were brought to the Mattson Funeral Parlors and later were taken to his home in Irving. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon a 1 o'clock at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Little Norway church. The services were attended by a large gathering of friends, and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Skoien and interment was made at the Little Norway cemetery.
Mr. Peterson was born on the Peterson homestead in the town of Albion on April 23, 1897, and he had always resided there. He was a son of Peter O. and Caroline Peterson.
Upon completing his education in the rural schools he turned his attention to farming. He became his father's assistant on the large farm southwest of the city. He was a very proficient farmer and gradually had taken over most of the general management of the farm in recent years.
He was a young man of excellent character and good judgment. He was sincere and earnest in anything he undertook and always was industriously engaged. He was kind hearted, generous to the fault, and his inclination to be of assistance to others in trouble brought him to the scene where the accident occurred in which he was fatally injured.
He was indeed a fine young man, and the deep sympathy of all goes out to his parents, to whom he had always been a very devoted son, and to his brothers and sisters in their sorrow.
He is survived by his parents, four brothers, Merlin, Raymond, Norman, and Price, and two sisters, Esther and Harriet, all of Albion. One sister, Cora, passed away August 26, 1927, and one brother, Norman, died in infancy.
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