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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Hilmer Eliason, an eminently prosperous agriculturist of Hawk Creek township, was born in Sweden, May 27, 1870, son of Hendrick Eliason andn Lisa (Lien) Eliason, who brought him that year to Hawk Creek township. He spent his childhood much as the other boys of his time and period, attending the district schools and helping his parents. In 1904 he rented the home farm and two years later purchased it. He now owns forty acres in section 24, 120 acres in section 13, and forty acres in section 14, where the residence is located. He has made many improvements, has sunk a 98-foot well which gives ample water supply for household and farm purposes and has installed an acetylene gas plant which furnishes lights for both house and barns. Mr. Eliason is a useful member of the community and has been treasurer of the school district for eight years and is now serving on the town board as supervisor. He is a stockholder and treasurer in the Hawk Creek Telephone Co., of Hawk Creek.
Mr. Eliason was married March 10, 1903, to Caroline Fagerlie, who was born in Hawk Creek township, Oct. 4, 1882, daughter of Peter and Ingeborg (Lien) Fagerlie. This union has been blessed with five children: Leona Isabella, born Dec. 28, 1903; Palmer Harlam, Feb. 11, 1906; Carlton Harris, Aug. 24, 1909; Oscar Raymond, Oct. 20, 1912; Delmore Arthur, June 27, 1914.
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