|#3 Printed in the 29 July, 1925 Pilot, Blair, Nebraska|
The news of the death by drowning at Lake Quinnebaugh Sunday afternoon, of Gordon Anderson, reached Blair in the evening and spread sorrow among all who knew him. He couldn’t swim, but was in deep water, using an inner tube, which sprung a leak, thus making it even more difficult for him to keep above the water. The funeral service was held at the Baptist church at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. Arthur D. Smalley, his pastor, officiating. It was largely attended and was an unusually sad occasion for Gordon was only 25 years of age and was an usher in the church, taking an active interest in the church since he became a member on May 20, 1923. He was born in Burt county Nov. 3rd, 1899, and grew to manhood’s estate on his father’s farm not far from Herman. Later the family moved onto a farm in this county, coming to Blair last March, making their home in the August Bruse property on west Lincoln street. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August A. Anderson, two brothers, Clifton and Dean, a sister, Mrs. Ferdinand Muleer, and an aunt, Miss Denny, a sister of Mrs. Anderson who makes her home with the family.
~~~Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library ~~~