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Christopher Anderson, 1851-1929

ANDERSON

Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/28/2006 at 07:37:19

HOMESTEADER OF HIGH LAKE DIES; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Funeral services for Christopher Anderson, 77, of High Lake, who died 12:45 a. m. Sunday [Jan. 20, 1929], were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. T. Hansen, former pastor for the Anderson family, conducting the services. Mr. Anderson had resided in Emmet county since he was 13 years of age and homesteaded the farm on which he lived.

Interment was in the High Lake cemetery. Pallbearers were Peter Johnson, John Johnson, Albert Oddson, J. A. Carlson, Albert Christopher, and Lewis Osher. A quartet sang three numbers and the Rev. Mr. Hansen sang a selection he a short time ago sang at Mrs. Anderson's bedside. Mr. Anderson's widow was unable to go to the cemetery because she is an invalid.

Christopher Anderson was born Nov. 20, 1851 in Green county, Wis., son of Andrew and Ingeborg Anderson. In the year 1865 at the age of 13, he, with his parents, came to Emmet county. He was united in holy wedlock to Miss Andrea Johnson May 22, 1874. This union was blessed with one child, a daughter. Mr. Anderson enjoyed good health up to the time of his death. He suffered some from high blood pressure and this was the direct cause of a paralytic stroke in the evening of Jan. 19. Mr. Anderson had been a hard worker. Some years ago he suffered through an accident, a complete break of his collar bone and had to undergo an operation and this left one of his arms in a weakened condition. Yet he struggled along with the work to the very last. When the stroke came on him he was busily engaged doing his chores in the barn and from there had to be carried to the house. Mr. Anderson with his family have been members of the Immanuel congregation for over 50 years. Those to mourn the loss of a husband, father, grandfather and brother are Mrs. Andrea Anderson, daughter Mrs. Mabel Bryan, and four grandchildren. Also two brothers, Martin Anderson of Estherville and Halvor Anderson of Webster, S. D., survive him.

Contributed by Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, January 24, 1929.


 

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