Anna Hanson obituary

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Thursday, May 14, 1925
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Mrs. Halvor Hanson

Mrs. Halvor Hanson, whose maiden name was Anna Thompson Mork, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thore Mork, was born in Winnebago County, Ill., July 8, 1848. She was confirmed in the Lutheran church of her home parish in Illnois and confimed at St. Ansgar, Iowa in 1863, by Rev. Clausen. When her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Mork, came to Mitchell County in 1854, they settled at once on the so-called Mork Farm about six miles north of St. Ansgar.

On September 6, 1873, she was married to Halvor Hanson. Rev. J. Olsen was the officiating pastor. This union blessed with nine children, of which three have passed away. The six children now living are: Mrs. R. O. Richards, Lyle Minn., Geo. T. Hanson, Wibaux, Mont.; Miss Ella S. Hanson, Austin, Minn,; H. B. Hanson, St. Ansgar, Ia.; Mrs. O. C. Thompson, who lives on the home farm north of St. Ansgar, and Mrs. E. B. Sherman, Wibaux, Mont.

Mrs. Hanson is survived also by three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. O. E. Stevens of McIntosh, Minn.

Mrs. Hanson was a member of the First Lutheran Church St. Ansgar for a long period of years and also for several years a member of the Mona Church at Mona, Iowa. In 1922 she moved to Austin, Minnesota. Since then she has lived off and on at Austin and at the old home farm with her daughter, Mrs. O. C. Thompson.

Last Sunday being Mother's Day all her children, except those who lived at a great distance, visited their mother.

Mrs. Hanson had been ailing since about nine o'clock Saturday evening, but there was no reason to think that there was any very serious condition.

After visiting with their mother Sunday afternoon, her children left for their homes early Sunday evening. Shortly after their departure, telephone messages called them back, since she had suffered an unexpected attack of severe heart trouble. Before it was possible for the children to hurry back, she passed away, Mother's Day, May 10th, 1925, at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 2 days.

The funeral was conducted at the home and at the Mona Lutheran Church Wednesday the 13th, of May by Rev. Vang.

Her remains were laid to rest at the Mona Lutheran Cemetery.

Our sincere gratitude and hearty thanks are extended to all who have in any way shown our dear mother kindness and love during her long life, during her sickness and who in so many ways have expressed their sympathy with us after her departure.
Halvor Hanson and Children