Obituary Record

Elizabeth (Betty) Anderson
Died on 2/10/1935
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Anderson, Elizabeth “Betty” 2/10/1935

Note: her tombstone has only Betty, and the Blair Cemetery records have her listed as Betty

1st obituary: Printed in the Feb. 14, 1935 Pilot-Tribune, Blair, Nebraska

Girl, 13, Dies Riding in Auto

Elizabeth Anderson Succumbs to Heart Attack While in Auto

Victim of a sudden heart attack, Elizabeth “Betty” Anderson, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jens Anderson of west of Blair on South Street, died while riding with other members of the family in their automobile late Sunday afternoon.

The Andersons had been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Frahm of near Fort Calhoun Sunday, and were returning to Blair when the little girl was stricken.

Was In Rear Seat

Elizabeth was seated in the rear seat talking with those in the front when she suddenly uttered a groan and collapsed. Mr. Anderson quickly drove to the nearest farm, but there was no telephone, so they drove on to their home.

Una Elizabeth Anderson was born in Blair December 21, 1921. She attended Central School here, being in junior high school at the time of her death.

Several Survivors

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Raymond and Viggo of Blair; and two sisters, Mrs. Chris Frahm of Fort Calhoun and Mildred of Omaha. A brother, Russell, died eleven years ago.

Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran church of Blair Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Jas. N. Lund, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in the Blair cemetery.

Pallbearers were six schoolmates: Janet Hemphill, Lyla Ruth Guyer, Pauline Blatter, Peggy Pounds, Eunice Kuhr and Maxine Dixon.


Printed in the Feb. 14, 1935 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska

We wish to take this means of thanking all our friends and neighbors for their kind expression of sympathy tendered us in our time of sadness. We wish to especially thank the minister, the singers and those who sent the beautiful floral offerings.

Mr. and Mrs. Jens Anderson and Children

2nd Obituary

Printed in the Feb. 14, 1935 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska

Betty Anderson Dies Suddenly

One of the saddest deaths in this community in recent months occurred Sunday evening, February 10, when little Betty Anderson, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jens Anderson, fell over dead while returning in an automobile with her parents after visiting with relatives near Fort Calhoun.

Apparently in her usual health, but always a semi-invalid, the little girl was riding in the rear seat and had been chatting gaily, remarking to her parents that the afternoon was much more pleasant than a previous day when they had visited the Calhoun relatives. Suddenly she uttered a low moan and collapsed.

Betty was partially crippled and had been in only fair health for many months. She was a pupil at Central school, but it had been necessary for her father to drive her to school for some time. Heart disease was ascribed as the cause of death. During the day she died she had not complained of feeling ill, according to her parents.

Funeral services for the girl were held Wednesday afternoon from the First Lutheran church, with the pastor, Rev. James N. Lund, officiating. Burial was in the Blair cemetery. Surviving Betty, in addition to her parents, are two brothers and two sisters, all of whom have the deep sympathy of their countless friends in this community in their bereavement.

~~~ Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~

FindaGrave memorial # 113533772

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 2/14/1935