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Mary Ellen Arrigan Anderson
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1868
Rockland County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1911
Moody County
South Dakota, USA

Mary Ellen Arrigan, was born in Haverstraw, New York. She came to Preston, Minnesota for a time and at the age of 9 years moved with her parents, brothers and sisters to a Homestead in Ward Township NW 1/4 Section 8.

She married Yanz and lived near Ward. On June 28, 1911, Mary Ellen, pregnant with her 13th child, became sick during the night. It had been raining and because the dirt roads were in bad shape, Dr. Spafford did not arrive in time to save her or the baby. She died at 2:00a.m. of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mary and Yanz were married April 11, 1887, Easter Monday in the Catholic Church in Flandreau, SD, by
Father Quinlan.

The H in Harrigan was inadvertently dropped during the immigration process. The name ended up as Arrigan.
Family links: 
  Yanz Peter Anderson (1851 - 1936)
  Laura May Anderson Dexter (1888 - 1959)*
  Olive Maude Anderson Whaley (1890 - 1966)*
  Hazel Belle Anderson Kneebone (1892 - 1976)*
  Adah Irene Anderson Theel (1894 - 1992)*
  Nellie F Anderson Bendt (1896 - 1942)*
  Stacia Inez Anderson Kroeger (1897 - 1965)*
  Ethel Althea Anderson Patten (1899 - 1986)*
  Lee Roosevelt Anderson (1901 - 1979)*
  Lottie Anderson Fargen (1903 - 1982)*
  Jesse Melvin Anderson (1905 - 1980)*
  Yanz Peter Anderson (1906 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Elkton City Cemetery
Brookings County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Block 2, Lot 4
Created by: dells
Record added: Sep 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96570675
Mary Ellen <i>Arrigan</i> Anderson
Added by: Nancy Painthorse Salisbury
Mary Ellen <i>Arrigan</i> Anderson
Added by: M Gilbertson
Mary Ellen <i>Arrigan</i> Anderson
Added by: M Gilbertson
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A beautiful horse and rider to escort you into heaven along with the angels, wish I could have met you , love to my GreatGrandmother.
- Nancy Painthorse Salisbury
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
Riding with the angels on your pathway into heaven. Wish I could have met you, GreatGrandma, love ya always,
- Nancy Painthorse Salisbury
 Added: May. 26, 2013
RIP.Love you.
 Added: Sep. 21, 2012

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