Tuesday, November 1, 2011

August Lundberg History Part 2 of 2

The August Lundberg house in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
In 1908, Dr. August Lundberg brought the first automobile to Mt. Pleasant, Utah. It was a Locomobile (from Hilda Madsen’s book, “Mt. Pleasant 1859-1939” page 195).
However, according to Hilda Madsen, Dr. August Lundberg only kept the Locomobile for a month or so and replaced it with a bright red 1908 Northerner like this one.
Dr. August Lundberg’s 1908 Northerner automobile was featured in the Mt. Pleasant, Utah Pioneer Days in 1912.
By 1910, August Lundberg was back in Mt. Pleasant, Utah according to the 1910 census. The 1910 Census shows August Lundberg, age 60 years, living with his wife Matilda, age 40, son Edgar (should have been Edwin), age 25, son Mapen (should have been Maple), age 21, and daughter Nancy, age 17. (More on August Lundberg's children in a future post).
Dr. August Lundberg ran the Mt. Pleasant Electric Power Plant and lost it in a flood. Dr. August Lundberg visited his son, Maple Henning Lundberg and Maple's (Mape) wife, Hazel Theora (Jensen) Anderson Lundberg in Mackay, Idaho on November 11, 1918 Armistice Day.
Dr. August Lundberg died in Mt. Pleasant, Utah at the age of 73 years from General Debility and Neurothemia (a stomach disorder with increased acid and irritation).

August Lundberg died at the age of 73 years and was buried from the North Ward Chapel in Mt. Pleasant, Utah on October 10, 1919. August Lundberg is buried at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

Translation from Swedish:
As mentioned shortly in latest edition of the Utah-Paper (a weekly newspaper in Swedish), Dr A. Lundberg died in his home in Mount Pleasant, Utah, October 7, 1919, 73 years old.
He was born in Uppsala, Sweden November 1, 1846, arrived in Utah in July 1878 and settled in Fairview, Utah where he stayed for two years, thereafter he moved to Mount Pleasant where he resided till his death.
Dr. Lundberg left behind his wife and eight children, five sons and three daughters. These are: Mrs Amanda (Lundberg) Cox in Rupert, Idaho,
Richard Lundberg in Idaho Falls, Idaho,
Oscar Lundberg in Fairview,
Mrs. James Waldemar (Jennie Lundberg)
Edwin Lundberg, Mt Pleasant,
Maple H. Lundberg, Mackay, Idaho,
Miss Nancy Lundberg and
 Roy Lundberg, Mt. Pleasant, Utah
The deceased was married 3 times.
The burial ceremony was held at Northward Chapel last Friday, October 10, 1919, led by Bishop H C Jacobs. 
North Ward Chapel, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Undated photo from Alice Hafen's Photo Collection, Mt. Pleasant blogspot. Chapel was razed in 1952.

The Wardels choir sang “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Nearer My God to Thee”. Speakers were Måns Månsson, President C N Lund and Bishop Jacobs. Wilford Hafen performed a solo song “O My Father” and the choir sang “Home Sweet Home”. Bishop Jacobs held the final prayer and gave his blessings for the deceased’s final resting room.
Dr. Lundberg was what you call a “self-made-man”. He was a dentist, optician, electrician, blacksmith as well as repair-man of watches. He was the man who brought the first wagon with leaf springs, the first sledge and also the first automobile to Mount Pleasant. He also built an electrical power plant which he managed all by himself during six years.

1 comment:

Lee R. Christensen said...

Kathy: Had Dr. Lundberg pulled one of my teeth we could have had a 3 generation spread with today’s posting.. My great grandfather F(red) Christenson took his portrait photo. My father purchased his building early 1930s for his law office in the same space as his dental clinic. The building had about 6 old pool tables. We refurbished one for our home rec room and sold one to John Stansfield for a painting which still hangs, much admired, in my sister’s home, Silver Spring, Maryland. The ground floor was rented to a hardware store chain and managed by Verl McKay. It closed sometime during the war years for lack of goods. My father sold the building fall of ‘45 to Dean Sorenson. lee

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