LAST RITES FOR REVILLO PIONEER TO BE SATURDAY
Mrs. Thomas (Hattie) Erickson, 88, died Tuesday [November 20, 1945] at St. Bernard hospital. She had been ill a week, suffering a stroke the previous Tuesday. Mrs. Erickson lived on the family homestead north of Revillo with her son, Albert, and daughter, Mrs. Agnes Anderson.
Mrs. Erickson was a well known pioneer woman, having lived in this county for 66 years. With the exception of a time when she resided in Albee, she continued to live on the farm on which she and her husband had homesteaded.
Born April 20, 1857 in Manitowoc, Wis., she was married there in 1873. Twelve children were born to the couple, four dying in infancy; one daughter, Josephine, passed away at the age of 12, and one son, Walter, dying in 1916.
Mrs. Erickson was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1899. Surviving are three sons, Louis, Sioux Falls; Henry, DeSmet; Albert, at home, and three daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Tillie) Piper, Wild Rose, N.D.; Mrs. Benjamin (Emma) Schultz of Seattle, and Mrs. Agnes Anderson, at home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Emanuel chapel and burial will be made in the Recobeth cemetery south of Albee. The Rev. John Iszler will officiate.
Source: Clipping dated November 22, 1945 (from Milbank, SD newspaper?).
Note: Her husband, Tom or Thom (Tidemand) Erickson was born 2 March 1850 at Bergerei farm, Nord Aurdal, Valdres, Oppland, Norway. He died 29 November 1899 at Clinton, Big Stone County, Minnesota.
Hattie was orginally Hedvig. Her father was Herman Thompson (1825-1871)from Kragerø, Telemark, Norway. Her mother was Marie Jonsdatter (1828-1881), from "somewhere in the countryside" near Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway.