(Thief RIver Falls Times, 3 Mar 1921, pg. 6)
On Thursday, Feb 24, occurred the death of John O. Aas, a most highly respected and well known citizen of Thief River Falls, having lived here for the past 28 years. The deceased had been confined to his bed for a month, the cause of his death being cancer of the stomach. Funeral services were held from the Aas home on Saturday with only immediate relatives and friends present. Rev. Geo Larson, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church conducted the services. Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetery.
John O. Aas was born Oct. 1, 1857, in Hoff, Solor, Norway. He came to America in the month of April 1869. On Oct 1, 1882, he was married to Agnes Burtness of Grafton, N.D. The couple made their home at Grafton until 1893, when they came to Thief River Falls in the spring. Since that time he was engaged in the retail grocery and dry goods business until his retirement in the fall of 1919. He leaves to mourn his demise his wife and two children, Mrs. Henry Arhart and Mrs. Alf J. Borry of this city; also two sisters, Mrs. C.J. Hill of McIntosh and Mrs. B. Sillerude of Pelican Rapids; two brothers, Nels Aas of Pelican Rapids and Ole Aas of Grafton, N.D. and his aged mother, who resides in this city.
Note: Digitalarkivet lists father as Ole Nilsen Retteraasen and Olea Einersdatter
John is #101
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