Ole A. Grannum (February 2, 1861 - March 5, 1939)

The Lusk Herald
March 9, 1939


Aged Man is Found Dead in Local Hotel

The lifeless boy of O. A. Grannum, 77 year-old pioneer resident of the Lance Creek community was found in a local hotel. The aged man had suffered from asthma for several years, and has been receiving medical treatment for some time.

Friday he came to town to consult a physician and remained at the hotel over the weekend. He received the attention of a physician at his room on Saturday afternoon and was last seen sitting in a chair at 11:00 o'clock that night. Early Sunday morning his lifeless body was found on the floor, fully clad; he apparently died while sitting in the chair.

He is survived in this locality by one relative, Gerhard Vick, a nephew, who has lived with Mr. Grannum on his ranch for the last 12 years. Other survivors are two sisters in California, one sister in Minneapolis and two brothers in Norway.

Ole A. Grannum was born in Norway on February 2, 1861. He came to America when a young man and located in Minnesota, later moving to and locating in Hemingford, Nebr., and remaining there and at Alliance, Nebr. until 1917 when he took out a homestead just north of the Rimrock on the old Lance Creek road, about 24 miles north of Lusk. Here he developed a small ranch stocked with high-grade Hereford cattle, and has been a very frugal and hard-working man. He was a man with more than ordinary intelligence, and was extremely well-informed in world affairs, being a great reader and thinker. He was of high standing among his neighbors and had many friends.

Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Peet Mortuary at 1:00 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. A.I. Bernthal officiating. Music was rendered by a mixed quartet consisting of Otto Klemke, Emil Klemke, Mrs. Emil Klemke, and Viola Klemke, Mrs. John Rice was accompanist. Pallbearers were: Dan Hanson, Andrew Anderson, Ole Anderson, Brent Bruch, Wes Neil, and James Bentley. Burial was made in the Lusk cemetery.




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