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Carl Emmanuel Holmquist

Male 1887 - 1938


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  • Name  Carl Emmanuel Holmquist  [1
    Born  10 Dec 1887  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1910  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Working as a farm laborer and living with the family of James Edward and Nellie Walker:) Carl Holmquist, hired man, male, white, age 23, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Sweden (Swedish), mother's birthplace Sweden (Swedish), could speak English, occupation farm laborer, nature of industry working out, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: o, could read, could write
    Died  26 Jul 1938  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Obituary  27 Jul 1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Body Found in Barn by Boys
      Carl E. Holmquist Hangs Self at Wapello (IA) -- Ill Health Given as Cause
      Special to the Hawk-Eye Gazette.


      Wapello, Iowa, July 27 -- The body of Carl E. Holmquist, 50, was found hanging in the barn on the Mrs. Mina Askren property in South Wapello after 2 p.m. Tuesday by Burton Allworth and Billy Malone, who were hunting pigeons. It is thought he had been dead about four hours when the body was discovered. Ill health was given as the cause of his act.

      His wife, formerly Maggie Miller, survives, with two sons, Raymond and Billy, and a daughter, Dorothy. The family moved from a farm east of Wapello last spring to Wapello, and the father and son were in charge of a filling station and tank wagon, until recently. He had been in poor health for four years and the last few weeks unable to work.

      Funeral arrangements have not been announced. The body is at the Jamison-Dudgeon home for funerals. No inquest will be held, it is announced.
    Funeral Notice  28 Jul 1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Holmquist Rites Held

      Funeral services for C. E. Hoimquist, 50, whose lifeless body was found hanging in a barn in South Wapello Tuesday afternoon, were held this afternoon at the Jamison-Dudgeon home for funerals.

      The Reverend Lloyd Tennant, pastor of tbe Methodist Episcopal church, was in charge. Burial was in Mediapolis cemetery.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [2
    • Carl E. Holmquist; Born: December 10, 1887; Died: July 26, 1938; Age: (none); Line Number: 1510; Kossuth Cemetery; Yellow Spring Township
    Buried  28 Jul 1938  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Person ID  I12165  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Charles O. Holmquist,   b. 20 Aug 1864, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1948, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mathilda Andersdotter,   b. 7 Apr 1864, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1895 
    Married  Dec 1886 
    Issue 
    • There were five children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F4387  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Rachel "Maggie" Miller,   b. 31 Jan 1892, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1988, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Feb 1914  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
    >1. Raymond William Holmquist,   b. 15 Dec 1916, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1973, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. (Infant Daughter - 12170) Holmquist,   b. 21 Jun 1918,   d. 21 Jun 1918
     3. Vivian Florence Holmquist,   b. 27 Jul 1920,   d. 15 Feb 1921
    >4. Dorothy Margaret Holmquist,   b. 10 Jul 1922, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 2014, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Charles Arthur "Billie" Holmquist,   b. 20 Jan 1924, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1996, Mercy Hospital, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4380  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S558] World Connect - Gray/Harrison/Wiggins/Porter/Holmquist/Walker/Mayfield/PC.ged: :2710358, (last updated: Mon Nov 3 17:45:51 2003, contact Kerry Gray) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 22, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 2B, page number: 151; enumeration date: April 19, 1910

    4. [S563] Cosens, Margaret Rachel "Maggie" (Miller/Holmquist) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 16, March 29, 1988; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S9907] Holmquist, Carl Emmanuel - Death Notice and Obituary, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, July 27, 1938; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S9908] Holmquist, Carl Emmanuel - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, July 28, 1938; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).