Obituary Record

Charles Marius Hansen
Died on 7/6/1939

#1 Printed in the July 13, 1939 - The Enterprise


Carl (Charles) Marius Hansen, a cousin of Dr. Morris Nielsen of this city and a resident here for a number of years, passed away at an Omaha hospital on Thursday, July 6th, following an illness of many years.

The deceased was born in Denmark in 1879 and came to the United States at the age of 18 years. He lived near Beemer, Nebraska in Cuming County for some time, and later moved to a homestead near Vona, Colorado, where he farmed until the time of the World War.

He volunteered for service in the Navy, and at the end of the war re-enlisted for four years’ additional service. Upon completion of his term of enlistment, he returned to Colorado to again take up his farming operations, staying there until 1932. Illness at that time forced him to retire from strenuous work, and he came to Blair, making his home for a time with Dr. Nielsen.

Mr. Hansen was one of a family of twelve boys, all of whom have become widely scattered - South America, Australia, Denmark and the United States.

He was a kindly man with many friends at every place where he had lived. His habits were exemplary, and his life was an outstanding example of that of a good citizen.

Interment was made in Springwell Cemetery in Omaha at the side of his aunt and uncle who preceded him in death. An American Legion escort accompanied the body from the Bendorf Funeral Home in Blair to its final resting place.

#2 Printed in the Thursday, July 13, 1939 Pilot-Tribune



C.M. “Charley” Hansen, 60, for several years a familiar figure at the local port of entry and for the past six weeks assistant manager of the Walter Larsen garage, died last Thursday in an Omaha hospital following a lengthy illness.

He had been a resident of Blair the past six years.

Carl Marius Hansen was born in Denmark in 1879, one of a family of 12 boys, and came to the United States when about 18 years old. He went to Cuming county, near Beemer, and later homesteaded in Colorado.

At the outbreak of the World war he enlisted as a volunteer in the United States navy, and after the war re-enlisted for another four years, later returning to his Colorado farm.

Retiring from farming in 1933 because of ill health, he came to Blair, where his only living relative in America, Dr. Morris Nielsen, a first cousin, lived. Mr. Hansen was likewise Dr. Nielsen’s only living relative in this country.

Besides his cousin here, Mr. Hansen is survived by several near relatives in Denmark, a brother in South America and another in Australia.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bendorf Funeral Home here, the Rev. Harold C. Jorgensen, pastor of First Lutheran church, officiating. The firing squad of Stanley E. Hain post No. 154, American Legion, provided an honor guard. Interment was in Springwell cemetery, Omaha, beside the graves of Mr. Hansen’s uncle and aunt.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 7/13/1939