Biography of Lawrence Weon
Houston County, MN Biographies

Lawrence Weom, one of the leading citizens of Sheldon township, where he owns a fine farm of 260 acres, was born on this farm June 9, 1859, son of Osmond Larson and his wife, Elizabeth Vraa. He was the third born in a family of thirteen children, and was educated in Houston and in a district school in Sheldon township. Trained to agriculture on the parental farm, at the age of twenty-one he went to South Dakota, where he took a homestead. On his father's death in 1882 he returned to Houston county, and has since been engaged in operating the home farm, except for a period of three years during which he rented it and resided in Houston village, working for others. On his 260 acres of valuable land he has erected good buildings and fences, and generally improved the property until it is now one of the best equipped and most profitable farms in the valley. His present fine residence was built in 1906. He is a stockholder in the local creamery and in the Farmers' Telephone Company, as well as other business enterprises and is ranked among the successful men of his township. In politics a Prohibitionist, he served as town treasurer for eleven years, at the end of which time he resigned. He was also for one term a director on the school board, and is a trustee of the Norwegian Lutheran church. Mr. Weom was married Dec. 12, 1899, to Hilda (Johnson) Abrahamson, and they have two children, Bernice Aaronnette and Laurel Allen. Mrs. Weom was born in Norway, the oldest child of Andrew P. and Christine Johnson, who brought her to this country when she was an infant. She was educated in the Houston schools, and as a young woman married Aaron Abrahamson, now deceased, by whom she has five children, Elmer, Lillian, Helen, Henry and Myrtle. Elmer is clerk in a general store at Houston; Lillian lives at home; Helen is the wife of W. R. Anderson of Houston township; Henry and Myrtle are deceased.


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

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