That is my Simon Thoreson buried in Ruthven, Iowa. He lived in Ruthevan before homsteading in South Dakota in 1882. He was back in Ruthvan by 1892 when his wife, a daughter and grandson died. In 1895 Simon married Rebecca, his housekeeper. The death date on Rebecca's headstone is 1897 but she appears in the 1905 state census with Simon. Anyway after Rebecca's death Simon lived with his daughter Nelia (my great-grandmother) in Hinckley and his grandson, Sam Stenerson in North Dakota.
I did find a brief article in an Iowa newspaper that said word had been received of the death of Simon who had gone to make his home with Sam in ND.
I may never find out exactly where or how Simon died.
Thanks for your assistance. Linda