The Carthage Republican
June 6, 1945
Mrs. Olaf Dickinson
Dies in Hospital
Mrs. Olof Dickinson passed away Sunday morning at the Graham hospital in Keokuk, Iowa. She had been in ill health a number of years.
Goldie Naomi Boston was the second daughter of Charles and Rowena Boston and was born September 30, 1887. At the time of her death, she and her husband were living on the old home place where Goldie spent her entire childhood. She attended East Union grade school, Northern Teachers College at Normal, Ill., and also Macomb Normal. She taught in the rural schools for six years. She united with the Baptist church at Carthage at an early age and taught the little tots for many years.
On May 6, 1915, she was united in marriage to Olof B. Dickinson. To this union were born two children, Baby Irene who passed away in infancy and a son, Glen, who was inducted into the army in October, 1941. He is now stationed in London, England.
She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Fern Frazee of Keokuk, Iowa, and Mrs. Lula White, Gay and Ernest Boston, all of Carthage besides a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
All that medical aid and loving hands could do was done, but to no avail and she passed on to her loving heavenly Father. Goldie was kind to everyone and loved her home. Her Christian character was revealed by her way of always putting others first in thought and deed.
In her long years of ill health she showed great patience and fortitude and lived, hoped and prayed for the day when her son Glen would be with them again.
To know her was to love her,
To lose her was our loss and heav
Her memory will linger on,
A memory sweet to remember.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday, June 5, 1945, at 2:30 p. m., the Rev. W. C. Burk officiating.
The hymn, "Someday We'll Understand," was sung by Miss Dorothy Frazee, and a quartette. Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Cutler, Miss Dorothy Frazee, and Freeman Groves, sang "In the Garden."
Hancock County Journal
June 7, 1945
Mrs. Olaf Dickinson, 57, died Sunday morning at the Graham hospital in Keokuk following an extended illness.
Goldie Naomi Boston was the second daughter of Charles and Rowena Boston and was born September 30, 1887 on a farm near Carthage, and at the time of her death she and Mr. Dickinson were living on the old home place where she spent her childhood. She attended the East Union grade school, Northern Teachers college at Normal and Macomb Normal. She taught in the rural schools for six years before her marriage to Olaf B. Dickinson on May 6, 1915. To this union were born two children, Baby Irene, who died in infancy and a son, Sgt. Glen Dickinson, who was inducted into the army in October, 1941, and is now stationed in London, England. Sgt. Dickinson is married to an English girl and they have one son, Christopher Glen. She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Fern Frazee of Keokuk, and Mrs. Lulu White, Gay and Ernest Boston of Carthage, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Dickinson united with the Carthage Baptist church at an early age and taught in the primary department of the Sunday school for many years.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. W. C. Burk officiating. Miss Dorothy Frazee sang "Sometime We'll Understand" and a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Cutler, Miss Frazee and Freeman Grove sang "In the Garden." The pallbearers were William Hayes, Merlin Gibson, Chester McVay, Joseph Vance, Melvin Coulter and Thomas Frey.
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