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His death record at the Cerro Gordo County Recorder's Office says Solomon O. Haines.
Place of Death: IOOF Home; 1101 19th SW; Mason City, Iowa. Length of residence: 4 yrs.
Born: LaPort, Indiana. DOB: 11/21/1852. 88 y. 11 m. 26 d. Male, white, widower.
Wife's name: unknown. Retired farmer. Father: Aron Haines, born: Indiana. Mother:
Lola Barnes, born: Indiana.
Informant: Mrs. John Fransen. Burial: 11/19/1941, Mt. Auburn, IA. H.B. Major funeral
director. Mason City IA file #252.
Registrar: Margaret Riley. #17-3 11/19/1941.
Date of Death: 11/7/1941. Coronary thrombosis. Geo. M. Crabb, MD.
The attached obituary also says middle initial is O.
He probably ended up in Mason City because the retirement home for the IOOF is here.