Obituary Record

Lewis John Aronson
Died on 1/29/1902
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1-3 Feb., 1902 - The Pilot - Lewis John Aronson

Mr. L. J. Aronson, who has been troubled with Bright’s disease for some time, died last Wednesday night and was buried Saturday. The funeral was held in the Baptist church, and the services were conducted by Rev. Tingley. The family consists of a wife and four children, three boys - John, Andrew and Albert, and one daughter, Miss Sara. Mr. Aronson was 64 years old the 17th of last April. His wife is just recovering from at attack of pneumonia. He has lived in Washington county a number of years, and leaves many friends and neighbors to sympathize with the family in their bereavement.

#2-6 Feb., 1902 - Blair Courier - L. J. Aronson

L. J. Aronson died of Bright’s disease at his home one and one half miles east of this city last Thursday morning, and Rev. C. E. Tingley conducted the funeral at the Baptist church on Saturday. Mr. Aronson was 64 years old and was a resident of this county for many years. He leaves a wife and four children, John, Albert, Andrew and Sarah.

#3-13 Feb., 1902 - The Pilot - Lewis John Aronson

Grandfather Aronson, who was buried from the Blair, Nebraska Baptist church Feb. 1, 1902, first crossed the Missouri river with his eldest son near Rockport in a row boat and proceeded on foot in search of his future home, and the 40 acres he settled on east of Blair was apparently of very little value - a swamp bordered by a steep bluff. But with the persistence of his race, he graded the bluff and made a beautiful building spot, reclaimed the swamp, and grew one of the most productive orchards in Washington county. One of our daughters, who was married to his oldest son eight years ago, and who has been his neighbor ever since, described him as one of the most lovable Christians, and almost his last words were to our little grandchildren to whom, like Israel of old, he gave his dying blessing. Rev. Tingley gave a beautiful expose of the joys that come to those who from pain and sickness become world weary and long for home and rest. The choir sang the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee”, that he had tried to sing with his pastor only two days before he died.

~~~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 Blair Courier on 2/6/1902