Newspaper Unknown - October 1927

County Superintendent Dies Suddenly
County Superintendent, Powell J. Grosboll, died at his home five miles north of Petersburg, Tuesday afternoon, October 25, 1927, at 2:10 o'clock after a brief illness. He was 48 years of age.

He was stricken at his office in the court house that morning but apparently had recovered at noon when he was taken home by his brother, John Grossboll. Soon after arriving home he was again stricken and died before medical attention could reach him. Heart disease is supposed to have caused his death.

He was serving his first elective term as superintendent of the schools of Menard county. He was appointed to fill out the unexpired term of William Small, who resigned, and was elected for a full term last November.

He was at one time, principal of the grade schools in this city and had many warm friends among our people.

He was a lifelong resident of the county, a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Jep Paulson Grosboll. He was never married. He was a member of the A.F. & A.M. and I.O.O.F. lodges of Petersburg.

He is survived by two brothers, John and Harmon, residing north of Petersburg, and one sister, Mrs. Davidson of Mississippi.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Petersburg, Thursday afternoon, October 27, at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. L. P. Cronkhite officiating. Interment was made in Oakland cemetery.

Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett


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