Our community was much surprised and shocked Christmas Day to learn of the unexpected death of Louis Ellingson of Black Brook. Mr. Ellingson was in town the day before Christmas and was as well as usual. In the morning of the 25th, while doing the chores with a peculiar pain in the head. He went in the house but the pain increased and after a couple of hours suffering he died. Death was due to a hemorrhage of the brain. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from the M. E. church, Rev. J. M. Beckstrom officiating. He was buried at Calvary cemetery.
Louis Ellingson was born in Norway in 1848. He came to this country as a young man of twenty-two. He settled in this community shortly after and has lived here ever since. His first wife died in 1894 leaving seven children, three of which are still alive. About ten years ago he married again and he is survived by his last wife and her son Arthur.
Mr. Ellingson was highly respected as a man of upright character and sterling integrity. He was a good neighbor and will be much missed.He has for many years been a member of the M. E. church and was an ardent worker in that institution. He was resigned to go and considered death as a gain.
Mr. Ellingson owned an 80 acre farm in Black Brook and got along very well on his small farm. Altho he never accumulated much money he was content and his sturdy manhood and moral character is worth more to the community than mere dollars and cents.
That Mr. Ellingson was very popular was shown by the large attendance at his funeral. The church was crowded. The choir sang beautifully and Rev. Beckstrom delivered a very touching sermon.
Several from out of town attended the funeral among whom was a brother of the deceased from Comstock. (Jan.1915 obituary)