|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1847|
Dalarnas lšn, Sweden
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1920|
Lars was born to Skansens Erik Larsson & Ingeborg Larsdotter of Sweden. He married first Anna Stina Jacobsdotter in 1865 in Sweden. To them 4 children were born:
* Selma Caroline Erickson Quarnstrom 1866-1932
* August Lars Erickson 1869-1922
* Erick Robert Erickson 1875-1942
* Agnes Irene (Ingeborg) Erickson Benson Benson 1880-1954
Anna Stina died in Boston.
Second, Lars married Anna Margaret Amundson Kjelstrup. To them a daughter was born:
* Ethel J Erickson Stanchfield Wieland 1896-
[MILLE LACS COUNTY TIMES of Sept. 30, 1920]:
"The Minneapolis Tribune of Sept. 23rd contained the following obituary notice of Lars Erickson, the well known inventor and colonizer who died last week:
Lars Erickson, founder of manual training in the public schools of the United States died yesterday at St. John's hospital St. Paul following an abdominal operation. He was 73 years old.
Mr. Erickson, a former resident of Minneapolis, lived at Ericksonville, Minn., a village founded and named after him. He was born in Nas, Dalarnes, Sweden in 1847.
He was a teacher in the public schools of Sweden when the Boston Mass., Board of Education sent a commission to Europe to seek a man fitted to inaugarate a manual training course in the Boston schools. After a comprehensive search Erickson was selected, coming to the United States in 1884.
In three years in Boston he established a system of manual training that has been copied by schools in every city in the country.
Mr. Erickson came to Minneapolis in 1887, living here for many years. He was organist in many of the Mpls. Swedish Churches, also filling several pulpits.
Leaving Mpls., he went to Anoka in 1900, where he built a piano and organ factory. A few years later he removed to Ericksonville, Minn., which village he founded.
Two weeks ago he became ill and came to the Twin Cities for an operation. Owing to his age he was unable to stand the surgical treatment, members of the family said.
He is survived by a wife, two sons Erick Erickson and August Erickson of Minneapolis, and three daughters Mrs. John Benson of St Paul, Mrs John Quarnstrom of Templeton, Calf. and Mrs F. E. Stanchfield of Onamia Minn., a short distance from Ericksonville."
Ingeborg Erickson (1822 - 1908)
Anna Stina Jacobsdotter Erickson (1843 - 1890)
Anna Margaret Amundsen Erickson (1853 - 1946)
Erick Robert Erickson (1875 - 1942)*
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Mille Lacs County
Created by: Grace A.
Record added: Jul 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94326436