John A. Carlson

 John cash-claimed  a quarter in 9, 6N 49W in 1894.

In 1900 York County, Nebraska, John A. born July 1863 in Sweden and Josephine May 1867 , have Harry Aug 1893, Edward Sept 1894, Albin Nov 1895, and Senny Aug 1898.

John A Carlson acquired 220 acres of Logan County land in September 1909, which was later purchased by daughter Segried and son-in-law William Larson. Their two children, Ivar and Delaine grew up on the farm, Ivar helped William build the galvanized metal equipment storage building and granary in the late 1950’s, while the current brick house was built in 1952. During completion, William penciled a note on the back of a piece of woodwork, which grandson Greg found and added his own note in 1999. Ivar and Donna Larson this land, but their son Greg, wife Jessie and their son Landon, are the forth and fifth generations to live on and farm the land, raising dryland and irrigated crops. Their restored 1947 Farm-all tractor, purchased new by William to work his farm, traversed the streets of Denver recently in the National Ag Day parade to the State Capitol.


In 1910 East Fleming precinct, John A. is 46, married 18 years to Josephine 42, both born in Sweden.  Harry 16, John E. 15, Sebin 14, Cyndia J. 11, Bertha A. 9, Rosa 7, Segrid 4, May 2 and Emil seven months were all born in Nebraska.

Albin E. Carlson registered in Logan County, saying he was born Nov 21, 1895 in York, Nebraska.

In 1920 John A. Carlson is in East Fleming precinct, Logan County, widowed, 56, born in Sweden, immigrating in 1879.  With him are Sindy 20, Bertha 19, Rosa 15, Segried 13, Mary 11, and Emil 10.

Mary Carlson married Roy Donovan March 31, 1927, recorded in Phillips County.

In 1930 Haxtun, John is 66, no occupation , saying he immigrated in 1875.  With him are Segrid A. 22, and Emil, a farm laborer,  18.

In the Haxtun cemetery are:

CARLSON, JOHN                       1863  1939     3    28     3
CARLSON, JOSEPHINE                  1867  1912     3    28     4

CARLSON, ALBIN E.                   1895  1988    11    11     2
CARLSON, AXEL ROBERT                1891  1981    12    33     2
CARLSON, GUSTOF ALBEN               1888  1972    12    33     4
CARLSON, HARRY                                     3    28     1
CARLSON, HERMAN                     1917  1938     4    17     4

CARLSON, MARVIN                     1924  1977    11    11     3
CARLSON, MJALMAR N.                 1886  1978    12    33     3

Haxtun-Fleming Herald, Haxtun, Colorado, June 19, 2002

Emil Carlson, 92, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2002 at the Heritage Living Center, Haxtun.

He was born on September 15, 1909 at Bertrand, Nebraska, the son of John A. and Josephine (Swanson) Carlson. he was the youngest of nine children and attended school for eight years.

Emil farmed near Flagler from 1947 until 1951, then moved to Denver where he worked for the Denver Stock Yards for 20 years.

He had two children from his first marriage to Myrtle, and in 1970 married Isabelle Livingston in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Tennant funeral Home in Haxtun. Burial followed at the Haxtun Cemetery.

Survivors include his son and daughter, Leland Carlson, Westminster and Shelia C. Smith, Arvada.

He was preceded in death by both of his wives and all of his brothers and sisters.

Marvin A. Carlson died Wednesday, February 23, in an auto accident approximately five
miles west of Holyoke on Highway 6. He was 52.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m. with the Rev.
Roy Pfaltzgraff officiating. Burial was in the Haxtun cemetery.

Carlson, a son of Albin and Mildred L. Merris Carlson, was born in Haxtun October 23,
1924. He attended school in Highland Center and graduated from Holgate High School in
Holgate, Ohio in 1942.

In April 1943, he was inducted into the U.S. Army. He was discharged in January 1946.
After his discharge, Carlson worked for J.R. Dall Ford in Elyria, Ohio as an auto

On July 3, 1947, he was united in marriage with Helen Anita Walker. They moved to a
farm in Colorado in 1956.

Survivors include his parents, Albin Carlson of Haxtun and Mildred Carlson of Chula
Vista, California; his wife Helen of Haxtun; three daughters, Mrs. Susan Garretson of
Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Sandra Carlson of Haxtun and Mrs. Shirley Marvis of Fort
Morgan, Colorado.

Also, his sister, Mrs. Garth (Imogene) Gaylord of Chula Vista, California; and
grandchildren Jennifer and Christopher Garretson and Trevar Marvis.

Carlson was a member of the Haxtun Masonic Lodge No. 164, the American Legion and
the VFW.

Pallbearers included Bill Kain, Royce Potter, Marion Russell, Richard Potter, Harry
Salvador and Dale Reyher.

Pianist Mrs. Harry Salvador played “How Great Thou Art” and “Beyond the Sunset” as
service selections.


Haxtun-Fleming Herald, Haxtun, Colorado, April 6, 2005

Mildred Lenore (Merris) Carlson passed away on March 27 in Haxtun, at the age of 98. She was born September 11, 1906 to Grace and William Merris in Canon City.

The oldest of four daughters, Mildred spent her early years in Canon City, Sterling, and Atwood. At the age of 16 she moved to Gernsey, Wyoming, where she met her husband, Albin Carlson, through her father. They were married on January 16, 1924 in Wyoming but moved to their new home in Haxtun during a snowstorm.

Mildred lived in various locations throughout her life. Early in Albin and Mildred's marriage, they lived in Haxtun. They also lived in Gernsey so that Albin could work on the railroad, and Holgate, Ohio to help run the Merris family cleaners. They later moved back to Haxtun where they farmed south of town for a number of years before turning the family farm over to son Marvin and his wife Helen.

In Mildred's later years she enjoyed living in California with her daughter Imogene and son-in-law Garth. She loved the California climate with constant sunshine and no snow. She moved back to Colorado after the death of her daughter to be near her granddaughters living in Haxtun and Fort Collins. While living in Loveland she enjoyed regular visits with her nephew Ivar Larson and his wife Donna.

Mildred's two children, Marvin and Imogene, were the light of her life. In addition to her children, she was very proud of her three granddaughters, Susan Garretson, Fort Collins, Sandra Wilson, Plano, Texas, and Shirley Legg, Haxtun.

As the years rolled by, her family grew with the arrival of her great grandchildren, Jennifer Garretson, Greenwood Village, Trevor Mavis, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Christopher Garretson, Houston, Texas, Donald Mavis, Cadott, Wisconsin, Courtney Garretson, Phoenix, Arizona, Timothy Garretson, Tempe, Arizona and Jeffrey Wilson, Plano, Texas. She loved hearing about her family and what was going on in their lives.

She was also blessed with the arrival of her great great grandchildren, Conner Mavis, Kylie Mavis, Kody Mavis, Hailey Mavis, and Tyler Mavis. Another great great grandchild is due in April. She was proud when five generations gathered for a photo.

All through Mildred's life, her focus on her family was apparent. She was a talented homemaker, knitter, and seamstress, was always stylish and willing to share her expertise with her family and friends. She vigorously supported her family's music interest and attended numerous concerts and dances to see Imogene and Garth's band perform.

Mildred worked for many years in the drug store in Haxtun through various owners and enjoyed talking and helping the folks she knew.

She was an avid reader, baseball fan, and in her later years played Scrabble with her friends at the Courtyard assisted living center in Loveland.

Mildred attended the Haxtun Church of the Brethren and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She also enjoyed the Highland Center Neighbors Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her children, and her sisters, Opal "Peggy" Tibbetts, Pamela Rowland and Vesta Boltz.

Survivors include her granddaughters and their families, her daughter-in-law and various nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were held March 27 at Gerk Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m.

1959 Among guests Saturday at the Haxtun, Colo., wedding of De-Laine Larson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Larson, Haxtun, and Gary Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Carlson, McPherson, Kansas, will be the bridegroom's parents, his grandmother, Mrs. W. R. Carlson, and Mrs. Glen Becker and son, all of McPherson.

William J. Larson and Segreid are buried in the Haxtun Cemetery.

FindaGrave has Emil Carlson - Sept 19, 1909 - Jun 7, 2002 and Isabelle -1907-2000 in Haxtun 58495664

Harry Carlson - Aug 11, 1893 - Jan 8, 1931 and Margaret A. Lambert - Nov 19, 1898 - share a tombstone in  Longmont with Harry Jr. 1930.  60878532

Harry claimed two quarters in sections 17, 18 and 19, 9N 50W in 1920.
Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, January 21, 1931

Harry Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Carlson, was born at York, Nebraska August 11, 1893, and died after an illness of several years, at the Letterman Hospital in San Francisco, California, January 8, 1931 at the age of 37 years, 4 months and 28 days.

In the year 1910 he moved to Haxtun with his parents and later served in the World war. In March 1918 he was married to Margaret Miller of Kansas City, Missouri. They returned to Haxtun to make their home until the illness of Mr. Carlson made it necessary for him to enter the Fitzsimmons hospital in Denver, where he was a patient for several months.

In 1928 they moved to Longmont, where they resided until Mr. Carlson again entered Fitzsimmons hospital in October 1929. In March 1930 he made a short visit to his home before entering the Letterman hospital. His condition had been critical for some time before his death.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carlson on December 6, 1930 and passed away on the same day at the family home in Longmont.

At the age of 18 Mr. Carlson was confirmed in the Swedish Lutheran church of Haxtun and later joined the Penticost church at Longmont. He was a firm believer and an earnest and cheerful worker in the church. His friends admired him for his sterling qualities of character and his kindly disposition.

He was preceded in death by his mother on September 19, 1912 and his infant son. He is survived by his wife and adopted daughter, Dorothy Louise, of Longmont, his father, John A. Carlson of Haxtun and five sisters and three brothers as follows: Mrs. Sindy Myers, Mrs. Rosa Dell, Miss Segried Carlson, Albin Carlson and Emil Carlson all of Haxtun, Mrs. Mary Donovan of Wray, Mrs. Bertha Stewart and Edward Carlson of Flagler and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. January 11 from the Shaw Mortuary at Longmont and were conducted by the Rev. Barnes, pastor of the Pentecost church. Interment was in the Longmont cemetery beside the grave of the infant son of the deceased.

J. Edward Carlson - Sep 24, 1894- July 15, 1969  and Dora T.  1909-1937 are buried in Flagler, Colorado with Earney J. June 1, 1929- June 13, 1952.  13990184


In 1910 Rockland precinct, Logan County, Warren C. Myers born Dec 1898, is with pgrandparentsIsrael D. and Betsy Trowbridge, parents Warren C. 44 and Jenny 39.

In 1910 Rockland precinct Warren C. Myres is 54, Jennie 49, and they have Warren 11.

In 1930 Sedgwick County Warren and Sindy Myers, farming, both 31, have Warren 5 and Glen 3.

In 1940 Phillips County Warren Myers and Sindy, both 41, have W. William 15, Glen 13, Viola 9, and Dale 4.

In 1945 Denver Warren C. Myers and Sindy J. live at 773 Lincoln, with Warren W. USN there.  Warren C. is a welder at GRCo.


One tree said Roy Donovan and Mary Carlson had Roy Virgil Donovan in Haxtun in 1928, divorced in 1953, and Mary died in Denver Jun 22, 1980.

In 1930 Wray, Roy is 20, farming, born in Colorado, with Mary 21, and they have R. VIrgil nineteen months, born in Colorado.\

They're in Wray in 1940, with Virgil R. 11, Marilyn J. 7, Elmer L. 1.

Gene Cornish was born April 15, 1928 in Wray, Colorado and died on July 4, 2011 at St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colorado. He grew up on a sandhill ranch north of Wray, son of Lewis and Lutie Cornish, the youngest of nine children. He married Maralyn Donovan, also of Wray in 1950. After living on a ranch west of Wray for a few years, they moved to Ft. Collins and then to Sterling in 1956 during the oil boom. Eventually construction became his way of life and he worked on many homes and businesses in and around Sterling under his business name of Cornish Construction until retiring. He enjoyed golf, traveling and painting in later years. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, Maralyn, one son, Steve Cornish and Colleen Peschel of Homer, Alaska, two daughters, Vicky Oberhelman and husband, Dennis of Evans, Debby Cornish of Thornton, a grandson, Todd Oberhelman and wife, Beth of Aurora, a granddaughter, Lacy Aguirre and husband, Bert, a great granddaughter, Naomi Aguirre and a great grandson, Asher Aguirre of Evans. Also a sister, Beryl Prather of Wray, a sister in law, Shirley Cornish of Ft. Collins, CO, a brother in law, Elmer Donovan of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, a sister in law, Lois Donovan of Salem, OR and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Preceding him in death were his father and mother, Lewis and Lutie Cornish, five brothers, Dale, Les, Rex, bob, and Bill Cornish and two sister, LaVonne Lockwood of Yuma and Vivian Reed of Denver, a niece Dalene Cornish and a nephew, Del Cornish. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice in honor of his daughter, Debby. Cremation has occurred with the ashes being scattered in the Rocky Mountains. A memorial service for family and friends will be held later.


Roy Virgil Donovan is buried in Willamette National, Oregon 72582890 - Sept 17, 1928 - April 2, 2008

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