Biography of Frederick O. Lind
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Frederick O. Lind, who is successfully engaged in operating a farm of 167 acres in section 10, Sheldon township, was born on the farm on which he now lives, Aug. 21, 1882, son of Andrew Swenson and Caroline (Nelson) Lind. He was one of the younger of a family of eight children and in his boyhood attended the Stockholm school, in District 100. Beginning agricultural life on his parents' farm, he assisted his father until arriving at the age of 17 years, after which he worked out for a year. He then returned to the home farm, which he operated until 1907, when he went to North Dakota, where he secured and proved up a homestead. Then returning to the home farm he again took up agriculture here and has since operated the place as a general farmer. He has put on practically all the modern improvements and now has a good set of buildings, with full equipment. He is also a stockholder in the creamery company, the Farmers' Elevator Company, the telephone company, the Shipping Association, and the Independent Harvester Company of Piano, Ill. He is a member of the Swedish Baptist church and in politics is a Prohibitionist. Mr. Lind was married April 24, 1913, to Emma Benson, who was born in Houston township, this county, daughter of Peter and Catherine (Benson) Benson. Her parents, natives of Sweden, were early settlers in Houston County, the father being a farmer and carpenter by occupation. Mr. and Mrs. Lind have two children, Dorothy Elenora, born June 9, 1914, and Freda Ortley, born July 9, 1917.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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