|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1888, Sweden|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1961|
WORLD WAR I VETERAN
Martin J. Anderson was born February 2, 1888 in Sweden. He was the son of Anders Olson and Netti Hanson. He stood five feet seven and one half inches tall and had a medium complexion. His main occupation was that of Merchant Marine, Contractor.
Enlisted October 21, 1918 as a private in the Army (October Automatic Replacement Draft Enlistment). Discharged December 17, 1918.
Mr. Anderson applied for enrollment in the Washington Veterans Home at Retsil on 30 September 1939. He indicated that he had previously resided at the Veterans Homes in Los Angeles, California and Hot Springs, South Dakota.
A single man, his next of kin was a brother, Carl Anderson, who had resided in Fir, Washington in 1939 and Mt. Vernon in 1961.
Martin Anderson passed away at the Washington Veterans Home Hospital on February 12, 1961 and is buried in the Home Cemetery. He was also a member of the Vasa Order of America, District Lodge Pacific Northwest of Seattle.
M. J. Anderosn, At Vets Home 22 Years, Dies -- A resident and employee of Washington Veterans home, Retsil, the past 22 years, Martin Julis Anderson, died Sunday at the hospital there at the age of 73.
A native of Sweden, born Feb. 2, 1888 he came to the U.S. in 1911, settling in Skagit county. There he was a farmhand for five years then field supervisor for Aablings Seed Farms, Inc., and from 1922 to 1924 worked on his own land.
He moved to Seattle where is was employed as a carpenter and later as a general contractor until coming to Retsil in 1939.
He was a member of the Veterans home until 1957, when he was discharged but remained there to work, and after retiring, again became a member of the home.
He was active in the American Legion post 182 at Retsil and Bremerton voiture 84 of 40 and 8.
Surviving are three brothers, Carl A. of Mount Vernon and John and Alof in Sweden and a sister in Sweden.
Services will be announced by Pendleton-gilchrist funeral home.
AUTO REPL DRAFT
WORLD WAR I
Washington Veterans Home Cemetery
Plot: Section 41, lot 11
Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: May 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37203254