- Born: 11 Sep 1869, Lewis Valley, Lacrosse County, WI 740,750,752,755
- Marriage (1): Helen Torgeson before 24 Apr 1893 in Wisconsin 744
- Marriage (2): Minna Josephine Larson on 23 Dec 1899 in La Crosse, Wisconsin 740
- Died: 21 Nov 1941, Elroy, WI aged 72 740,754,755
- Buried: 24 Nov 1941, Onalaska twp, La Crosse, Wisconsin 740,755
Cause of his death was He was Struck in the Temple by a Tree Branch.
Another name for Karl was Carl Dahlby.
Notes by Kevin Strattan:
Carl, known as "Charlie" married Ms. Torgeson. Then after Ms. Torgeson died, he married Minnie Larson.
Note to James Clinton Anderson from Nancy Tolvstad:
"Grandpa was visting his daughter Marion, he was helping her trim a tree and a branch from higher up fell and hit him on the temple, killing him instantly. He also had a glass eye, believe he lost the eye when he was sliding and hit a clothesline."
The LaCrosse Tribune, Saturday November 22, 1941, page 1
Onalaskan Is Mishap Victim
Onalaska, Wisconsin - (Special) - Carl A. Dahlby, 72, or Onalaska, was instantly killed yesterday at Elroy when the limb of a tree which he was trimming fell on his head. Word of the accident was received last night by relatives here.
Dahlby, with his son Levi Dahlby of LaCrosse, had gone to Elroy to spend the weekend with a daughter, Mrs. Melvin Sauska. The two had expected to aid Mrs. Sauska with the farm work while her husband went deer hunting.
Dahlby had been living with a daughter here, Mrs. Howard Westerhouse. Besides his son Levi, and his two daughters Mrs. Westerhouse and Mrs. Sauska, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Perry Musselman of Crystal Springs, Saskatchewan, and two other sons, LeRoy in LaCrosse and Chester at Galesville.
Funeral services, to be held at Onalaska, will be announced later.
The LaCrosse Tribune, Sunday November 23, 1941, page 15
CARL A. DAHLBY
Funeral services for Carl A. Dahlby, 72, Onalaska, who was instantly killed Friday at Elroy when the limb of a tree he was trimming fell on his head, will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the Howard Westerhouse residence in Onalaska and at 2 p.m. at the Onalaska Lutheran Church, Dr. Carl O. Pederson officiating. Interment will be in the Onalaska cemetery. Friends may call at the Smith funeral home this evening.
Mr. Dahlby was born Sept. 11, 1869, in Lewis Valley, LaCrosse county.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Perry Musselman of Crystal Springs, Saskatchewan, Canada, Mrs. Melvin Fauska of Elroy, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Howard Westerhouse of Onalaska; three sons, Levi and Leroy of LaCrosse and Chester of Galesville; one brother, Ben of LaCrosse; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His wife and one son preceded him in death.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Carpenter, 1930, Onalaska. 749 "Carpenter, spinning mill
Karl married Helen Torgeson before 24 Apr 1893 in Wisconsin.744 (Helen Torgeson was born on 8 Oct 1864,1133 died on 6 May 1897 in Mindoro, Wisconsin 744,1134 and was buried in May 1897 in Farmington Cemetery, Mindoro, WI 1134,1135.)
Karl next married Minna Josephine Larson, daughter of Lars Larson and Nicoline Hansdtr., on 23 Dec 1899 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.740 (Minna Josephine Larson was born on 17 Apr 1878 in Wisconsin,69,191,201,740,747,748,749,750 died on 13 Oct 1931 in Onalaska twp, La Crosse, Wisconsin 69,740,744,747,750,751 and was buried on 16 Oct 1931 in Onalaska Cemetery, WI 69.)