|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1869, Norway|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1939|
Obituary Courtesy of Camwood Obituary Project:
Death Closes Career of Early Pioneer
With the death of John P. Anderson, 69, Wednesday, November 16, one of the district's best known residents and pioneers has passed along the trail. Mr. Anderson was stricken with apoplexy, Wednesday afternoon and succumbed the same evening.
Born in Norway, April 17, 1869, Mr. Anderson with his father emigrated to the United States, at the age of seventeen and first took up his abode in South Dakota coming to Stanwood in 1888. For a number of years, young Anderson was employed on the Peter Leque farm on Leque Island. In 1895, he accompanied the late H.C. Anderson of Stanwood to Alaska, where they both secured employment with the North American Trading and Transportation Company. They subsequently secured mines in that country and for a number of years, J. P. Anderson operated Claim 42 on Bonanza Creek.
In 1903, Mr. Anderson returned to Stanwood, where on February 11, 1903, he was united in marriage with Miss Jennie E. Ryan, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ole Ryan, Pioneer Stanwood residents.
The following summer Mr. and Mrs. Anderson went to Alaska, together, returning the same fall to make their home for a while with Mrs. Anderson's parents in Stanwood.
In 1905, Mr. Anderson purchased the present home property of 225 acres and they moved to a small cottage on the north end of the land. The following year, Mr. Anderson disposed of his Alaska interests. It was in 1913, that Mr. Anderson built the spacious home on the property, where they and their family have lived since that time. For nine years, Mr. Anderson engaged in farming, when he retired from the active management of the farm.
He served as one of the executors of the late H. C. Anderson's estate for twenty-four years and was the recipient of many important trusts which he discharged with fidelity, and ability and time proved his worth.
Mr. Anderson was a Past Commander of the Mount Vernon Commandry No. 16. Knight Templars, a Noble of the Nile Temple of the Mystic Shrine, also a past master of Camanio Lodge F and A.M. No 19 of Stanwood.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. J. P. Anderson, and three sons, Orville, Alfred and Carsten Anderson of Florence.
Impressive last rites for Mr. Anderson were conducted at Our Saviour's Lutheran church of Stanwood, Saturday afternoon, at 1:30 with Rev. G. O. Lane of the Phinney Ridge Lutheran church officiating. Rev. L. Rasmussen of Burlington also paid a beautiful tribute to Mr. Anderson's memory. During the services, Mrs. Martin Leque sang two solos "Under His Wings" and "Abide with Me", with Miss Sylvia Hansen as her accompanist. Francis H. Giard, W. B. Davis, Edward Iverson, C. W. Brokaw, George Ketchum and A. A. Satrum, fellow Masons acted as his pall bearers and also conducted Masonic graveside rites.
Aaron Light of Mount Vernon, funeral director, was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Pub: 24 Nov 1938 TCN
ANDERSON FAMILY HEADSTONE READS: "PIONEER OF 1888" AND REFERS TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL HEADSTONES: JOHN A, JOHN P., HENRY O., JENNIE E., AND LILLIAN ELENORA ANDERSON.
Jennie E Ryan Anderson (1876 - 1964)
Lillian Elenora Anderson (1911 - 1935)*
Henry O Anderson (1914 - 1971)*
John Alfred Anderson (1919 - 1997)*
Carsten Edwin "Andy" Anderson (1920 - 2010)*
Note: Mason emblem
Our Saviours Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Nov 30, 2006
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