Andrew H. Anderson obituary

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Wednesday, November 9, 1910
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We reprint from the Lyle Tribune the following account of the life of A. H. Anderson who died in Lyle village of cancer of the stomach, Oct. 29. He had been sick since last January.

Andrew H. Anderson was born Nov. 15, 1845 in Drammen, Norway, and died Oct. 29th, 1910, at the age of 66 years, 11 months and 14 days. He came to America with his parents, Halvor Anderson and Anna Marie Haagensdatta Anderson, one brother, Henry and one sister Anna Regina, the latter alone of this family survives him. He left Norway May 28, 1853 and arrived at Quebec, Canada, after nine weeks hard voyage at which time his mother died. From Quebec they went to Town of Norway, Racine County, Wisconsin, where they stayed until spring of 1854. At this time his father married to Maren Pedersdatter. From there by ox team and wagon they moved to Otranto, Mitchell County, Iowa, arriving at that place about July 1, 1854, where his father took a homestead and built a home, where he lived until his death in 1898, at 82 years of age. Andrew H. Anderson stayed at home with his parents until the winter of 1868 when he went to Washington Co., Neb., where he took up a homestead, on which he lived seven years.

He was married to Barbra Olive Blakestad, Dec. 28, 1871, Rev. C. L. Clausen of St. Ansgar, Ia. From this marriage there were seven children, six of whom survive him, viz: H. O. Anderson of Crookston, Minn., Mrs. W. R. Hunter, Mrs. B. J. Robertson; Ida E. Anderson and R. A. Anderson of Lyle; and G. R. Anderson of Los Angeles, Cal. HIs wife died April 4th, 1888. He was afterward married to Mrs. Christine M. Craig in 1893, who died in October, 1900. He was later married to Mrs. Annie Myhre in February, 1903, who still survives him. In 1875 he went in to the lumber business at Wahoo, Nebr., sold out five years later and moved with his family to Lyle, Minn., near his boy hood home, where he engaged in the hardware business for 12 years, after which he sold out and started the Exchange Bank of Lyle, which was organized into the First National Bank in 1900, of which he retained the presidency until his death. Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, a very large concourse of friends and neighbors being present. Mr. Anderson had selected his own funeral text from Rev. 2:10. "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life."