|Carl Anderson, a pioneer resident of Grant Township, north of Rose Hill, died last Monday, the 17th inst. aged 84 years and 10 months. Funeral services was held on Wednesday at Rose Hill church, Rev. Rice of Herman, officiating. Deceased was a widower, his wife preceeding him to the great Beyond some years since. Three sons and two daughters survive.|
Tribune, June 20, 1918 CARL ANDERSON, PIONEER, LAID TO HIS LONG REST
Carl Anderson, an old and highly respected resident of the Rose Hill neighborhood, passed away Monday morning, June 17, 1918, at eleven o'clock.
Deceased was born in Wermland, Sweden, August 24, 1833, and came to America in 1860, settling at Florence, where he lived for one year, when he came to Washington county and took up a homestead nine miles northwest of Blair, which he had converted into a most desirable home where he reared a family of children and had since lived until life's lamp was extinguished.
He was married in Sweden 58 years ago to Kirsten Anderson, with whom he lived happily until death claimed her eleven years ago. Nine children were the fruits of this marriage, four of whom died in infancy. Those who are left to sincerely mourn the death of a good father are Andrew of Bristow, Nebr., Charles of Blair, and Misses Mary and Eva and the youngest son, Ed, who lived with the father and were devoted in their attentions to him.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday, private services at the home at 2 p.m. and at Rose Hill church at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Price of Herman, and the body was laid to rest by the side of the faithful wife in the cemetery adjoining the church.
~~~Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public Library.~~~