Swain Anderson Passed Away.

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Friday, October 12, 1923
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Friday morning Oct. 5th about 7:45[illegible?] passed away at the hospital in Austin where he had been the past four weeks. From the beginning of his illness his recovery was a doubt and he repeatedly asked to be taken back to Lyle to his friends, expressing a feeling that he would never be able to recover and return home well. [illegible: All?] what medical science could do did not avail, and death, the common leveler of all could not be stayed.

The deceased was well liked. He possessed a genial disposition and his many friends in Lyle and community where he has lived for many years mourn his death.

Swain J. Anderson, the second son of Grunde and Marie Anderson, was born in Tvedstrand, Norway, December 14th, 1870, where he spent his childhood. When but a lad he became a sailor and followed that vocation until he came to this country in the fall of 1893.

About fiver weeks ago he was taken sick with typhoid fever and after a few days was taken to the hospital in Austin where he passed away at the age of 52 years, 9 months and 21 days.

He leaves to mourn his death his step-mother Mrs. H. P. Frier of Cedar Falls, Ia., nine brothers and four sisters: Andres was lives in Norway, Andrew of Buffalo Springs, [illegible: S.? or N.?] D., Julius of Drumheller, Canada, Mrs. Dora Knutson of Adams, George, [illegible:?] and Mrs. N. Severson of Lyle, [illegible:?] of Winterset, Iowa, Agnes, Clara [illegible:?] McKinley of Des Moines and [illegible:?] and Gerhart of Cedar Falls, Iowa. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Lyle Lutheran church, Rev. R. L. Jackson and Rev. C. Vang having charge. Interment was made at Pleasant Hill cemetery. [illegible: Here?] a short service was held by the [illegible:?] Masons of which order the deceased was a member.