Skandinaven -- October 09, 1872[Death of Iver Lawson]
Iver Lawson, the richest Norwegian in Chicago, died last Thursday at the early age of 51. He was born in Norway and came to America in 1844. His brothers Boarky and Knud preceded him to America, his brother Steffen came with Iver. All four lived in Chicago, but three of them are dead. Iver Lawson was engaged in real estate business, where he made a fortune. He was city marshal, alderman and senator. He lost $50,000 in the big Chicago fire, but he died rich. Surviving him are his wife and three children. The son is 20 years old and has received a very careful education. Many people didn't like Iver. Why? Because they envied him.
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