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ANDERSON, John A. (1870-1916)


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 5/16/2021 at 13:26:30

John A. Anderson
(1870 – June 22, 1916)

Cresco Plain Dealer July 7, 1916 P-7 C-5
John Anderson, farmer near Ida Grove, who was suffering from dementia, was killed when he leaped from a car window.

Ida County Pioneer, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., June 28, 1916, p.1
Automobile Funeral
An unaccustomed sight occurred on the streets of Ida Grove last Saturday, in form of the automobile funeral of the late John Anderson. The automobile hearse from Battle Creek conveyed the remains from here to the Swedish Baptist Church south of Arthur, where Rev. Mr. Schwartz of Chicago had charge of the services. Mr. Anderson’s death occurred in Ida Grove Thursday, the result of acute pneumonia, caused by exposure when he leaped from a train last Tuesday morning and lay for several hours beside the track until picked up. John A. Anderson was born about 45 years ago, near Deloit, Iowa, and has resided in Chicago for the last several years, where he had a position with the street railway company. He leaves his mother and three brothers and one sister: Oscar and Charles Anderson of Arthur, Mrs. Edith Lindgren of Rodman, Iowa, and Reuben Anderson of Chicago.
[According to the 1880 Federal Census, Stockholm Township (near town of Deloit), Crawford County, Iowa, John A. Anderson was the son of John and Martha Anderson, both born Sweden.]


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