Charles Okerland Fahlman February 12, 1947 The Kane Republican Kane, Pennsylvania

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Charles Okerland Fahlman
February 12, 1947
The Kane Republican
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REPUBLICAN, kANE and MT. JETTETT, PA. af workers the dinner Hotel at the formal Y. M.' C - A. maintenance funds with a Feature of will be - an - ad' - who iron nor, ner in nvnns in Elk and communities. made to start at 6:30 p.' m. the volunteer the t Parent - High school given instructions meeting and campaign meetings are report - session session which will be at the Penn - campaign director, the .' following who will ' " Roads Olson. Ph i and David . , Rad William Nich " Olson, ; Roland Settlement Archie Glans. Lamont Nick Novosel, James City Heights Olson, Ber - Carlson. City; Roflds Melvin Johnson. Committee Brown, R. - E. E. O'Neill Smith, Emile Swanson and ' ' Thompson,1 Carl Gus - James McKen - George Gil - Samuel Kanbv - J Walter J. Robert Car Win,' Lind, Johnson, berg, L.D.j and Clar - ' ' " r "j - i il.Ji 1 LI nuuuiii 'jiiu - "Eugene Goo ; Jack Powell, Bassett," Jack SWEDISH VICE - CONSUL, DIESHN :JME5T0WN . JAMESTOWN - Charles Alfred if. .um Okeilirtd, 81, of 209 Lincoln street, tns from for'many years "Sir active figure jn f and Clay street the business," banking and civic af - l .'The Founder's fairs or Jamestown and for 31 years 1 open at 7:45 Swedish royal v'ce - consul here, died featured by a at his home yesterday. He is survived by , his wife,. El - vena" Melin Okerlind; a son, Melin Alfred Okerlind and a K.'anddaag: ter, Nancy Okerlind of Jamcstovv.i Born Kt Stockholm, Swtdon,' Oct. 31,1865, ha1 boeame an 'orphan in 1869 .and was taken' to the! home of his maternal grandparents by the name of Fahlman atKristinc - hamn and registered in that parish under the name o" Fahlman. In 1874, he was sent to his paternal grandparents In" Brooklyn, and, two years later, . was ' adopted :by his uncle, C. L. Okerlind of Kane Pa, a former: Stockholm' merchant, pioneering pioneering a Swed'sh settlement for Gen.' '1 homes ' L.' Kane in McKeai: county. Eight . years ' later, he visited Stockholm, - returning' to Brooklyn, securing - a position with the' Ou - nnrd - Steamship' Company. In 1892 he rame tot Jamestown in the employ of Elisha' IC' Kane. Two years later, he entered' the employ of A N. Broadhead,; Jerome B.'Fish - er - arid "A. C. ' Wade' in the ' brick business. In 18D8, he was appointed city auditor, "holding - that position unt;l 1908, when he was named cashier Of the - Farmers & 'Mechan - ( ics' Bank. ',' In 1910 he was elected a director," cashier "and vice president' president' of" the' then newly organized Swedish - American' National' Bank. . ' In 1916, ; he succeeded ' the late' John D.' Johnson as president othc then - renamed American National Bank, serving in' that capacity un - til : its merger With ' the ; Bank of I Jamestown. 'Following the merger. ' he served as Vice president and : chairman of the finance comnvttee of the Bank of Jamestown until his retirement in 1933. Mr. Okerlind was appointed by Martin Kastengren, Swedish royal conslil general, as vice - consul in Jamestown, serving for '31 years before before resigning on account of his poor health. In recognition of his services, as vice - consul, lie was accorded accorded high pra'se by the consul general and awarded jhe diploma arid jewelled.'lnsignla of the Royal Order ofVasa in 1S24 and the diploma diploma and: jewel of. the Royal Order Order of the'North Star. His marriage to Miss Elvena Melln, daughter - of 'Mr. and Mrs. Swante" Melin, took, place here, on ' jFeb.' 7." 1S97, a little over 50 years ' .ago, Funeral services will be held at the Powers ' Funeral Home on Thursday . - at '4 n. m., with 'Rev. - - i - . T . , . .. Lawrence ' J).: iNorcsirom 01 tnM Bethel Lutheran church' officiating. J Interment - will ' be. in; Lake View X?? - M. T 5UmUel I Solicitor General R - ForlHis Fiftheth founding Dr - 1 ciations will be j gram tonight in 'special music by be served and ers Invited to toria. ' Invitafons St. Cnllistus - PT. organizations i from Child Study Hears Rev.' The1 Rev. tor of the .F church was regular meeting' of club last evening. The Rev. subject : "Help Friendly." - Mrs. Virgi nia . selections fLove by Mitchell and ditiv She was Mary Muisiner. . Hostesses wrere sky.'Mrs.: Doris tha Harre and f ; FINAL RITES for Mrs: F"nal rites Bott residence at forMrs. George' 'cumbed last - week following a fiveweeks plications. . ' .'Pallbearers wiiimm L,uawg, Lawrence Hultman, and 'Ted Jbhrisori. 'The' Rev. Harry bf Firsts miated and ' McCauley plot cemetery. Attending' the of i town - were of East V Aurora ; Cv.slon: Mrs. - falo; Walter rnd - Mrs. Inez : Ohio. FOR MRS; - Funeral services Mrs. Herbert eumbed to' a plications Saturday munity - hospital, day morning at.' i.'n rr.Ar,i The Rev Wilford of St. ..John's interment was cemetery. . Pallbearers A delbert.' Murphy,' Leonard v Hultman,

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