Obituary Record

August Anderson
Died on 8/27/1924
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1 Printed in the August 27, 1924 Pilot

August Anderson died at his home on east Jackson street at about 10 o'clock Sunday morning of cancer of the stomach, following an illness of some two years, though he was able to be up and around the day before his death. The funeral was held at the house at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, Rev. Arthur D. Smalley officiating. Mr. Anderson was born in Sweden October 19th, 1861, so was almost 63 years of age. He came to this country when but five years of age and has lived in Blair for the past five years only. He is survived by his wife, one brother, John, of Bancroft, and John Lander, of Omaha, whom they raised.

#2 Printed in the August 28, 1924 Enterprise

The death of August Anderson occured last Sunday morning at his home on east Jackson street and funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon, August 26, at 2:30 from the home.

The deceased was born in Sweden October 19, 1861 and was therefore past 61 years of age. He lived in Blair about five years, coming here from Bancroft, Nebraska.

He leaves a wife, Emma E. and a foster son, John Landers, of Omaha, who has made his home with the Andersons since he was eleven years of age, having been reared and tenderly cared for by them. He leaves also an older brother, John of Bancroft, Nebraska and a half-sister, Mrs. Anna Erikson, of Milwaukee.

Funeral services were conducted by the Baptist minister, Rev. A.D. Smalley of which faith Mr. Anderson had been a follower for 19 years. Burial was made in the Blair cemetery. Around 20 relatives and friends from Bancroft were present at the services.

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

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Printed in the Blair Pilot on 8/27/1924