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The Death of Alfred O. Lund

Alfred Lund


A.O. Lund, 79, Officer In Pioneer Days, Dies

      Alfred Oscar Lund, 79, pioneer city resident and early day peace officer with a term as police chief here, died at his home, 217 West Oklahoma, at 4:15 a. m. Tuesday, following a long illness.

      Mr. Lund had been in failing health for the past three years, had bed confined to his home since last October and was bedfast after Jan. 27.

      He was born Feb. 17, 1867, near Leavenworth, Kansas, and came to Blackwell in 1893, a short time after the opening of the Cherokee Strip.

     Mr. Lund served for a time as Deputy U.S. Marshal, was special officer for the Santa Fe Railroad for 12 years, a deputy in the sheriff's office under several administrations and city marshal, an elective office corresponding to that of police chief, from 1903 to 1906. In recent years, he had been engaged in growing fruit just north of the city.

     Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lizzie Lund, two sons, C.O. Lund of Chicago and Lester Lund, of Blackwell, one daughter Mrs. C.E. Shull of Great Bend, Kansas, and two brothers, Porter Lund of Sacramento, Calif., and Argus Lund of Sunnyvale, Kansas.

     Porter funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

     April 23, 1946 - Blackwell Journal-Tribune (Tuesday)


Lund Funeral Set For Thursday Morning.

     Funeral services for Alfred Oscar Lund, 79, 217 West Oklahoma, city pioneer who died at his home Tuesday morning, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel, Dr. N.M. Stigler officiating.

     Burial will be at Conway Springs, Kansas under the direction of Porter Funeral Home.

     April 24, 1946 (Wednesday) Blackwell-Journal Tribune

Alfred Lund's Death Certificate
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Alfred Lund's Gravestone
Conway Springs, Kansas