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Elmer L. Anderson
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1902
Death: Feb. 28, 1970

Note: Born: Minnesota Died: Douglas County, MN Marriage 1. Emma , 2. Gladys V.

Obituary Lake Region Press, Date: March 12, 1970
Elmer L. Anderson
Elmer L. Anderson was born in LaGrande Township, Douglas County, Minnesota, on March 29, 1902, the son of Andrew and Ella Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lake Ida Lutheran Church at Garfield, Minnesota. He attended school and grew to manhood on the home farm in LaGrande Township. On June 29, 1926 he was united in marriage to Emma Rogers, two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson. Mrs. Anderson preceded him in death on October 14, 1959.
Elmer owned and operated the Alexandria Glass Works until his semi-retirement in 1968. He was active in civic affairs and served many terms on the City Council of Alexandria and also held other offices in various organizations: Past Council Member of City Council of Alexandria, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge, I.O.O.F., United Commercial Travelers, and Nelson Men's Club.
On December 17, 1960 he was united in marriage to Gladys Gunderson. Elmer passed away on Saturday, February 28, 1970 at the age of 67 years. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, two daughters, Helen (Mrs. Gene Strom) of St. Simmons Island, Georgia; Florence (Mrs. Robert Rosengren) of Alexandria, Minnesota. Also surviving are five grandchildren and three sisters and two brothers: Edna (Mrs. Cliff Angen) of Alexandria; Myrtle (Mrs. Wm. Bergeren) of Camas, Washington; Hazel (Mrs. Arthur Peterson) of Alexandria; Harold and Walter of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his first wife, parents and one brother Clifford.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, march 4, 1970 at 10:30 a.m. from Calvary Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Minnesota, Rev. Giles Ekola officiating. Interment was at the Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Minnesota. Pall Bearers were Melvin Mattson, Harry Bailey, DeWayne Anderson, Ray Sherlin, Lloyd Geisness, Fritz Herberg. Honorary bearers were Lee Hewett, Dave Jones, Ole Bormes, Ervlen Seiling, Richard Rosengren, Chester Johnson, Fred Quackenbush, Otto Johnson, Alvin Stocker and Marvin Hanson.

His parents' marriage:
DOUGLAS G - 164 10/19/1901

Minnesota death index:
Date of Birth: 29 Mar 1902
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: UNKNOWN
certid# 1970-MN-003231
Date of Death: 28 Feb 1970
County of Death: DOUGLAS

Minnesota birth index with mother's maiden name
Anderson, Elmer L.
Date of Birth: 29 Mar 1902
Mother Maiden Name: Holmberg
certid# 1902-06211
County of Birth: Douglas

Elmer on the 1920 census with his siblings and parents in LaGrande Township, Douglas County, Minnesota
name: Elmer E Anderson
residence: , Douglas, Minnesota
estimated birth year: 1903
age: 17
birthplace: Minnesota
relationship to head of household: Son
gender: Male
race: White
marital status: Single
father's birthplace:
mother's birthplace:
film number: 1820828
digital folder number: 4312176
image number: 00547
sheet number: 4
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Andrew M Anderson M 50y Sweden
wife Ellen M Anderson F 38y Sweden
son Elmer E Anderson M 17y Minnesota
dau Edna C Anderson F 16y Minnesota
dau Myrtle O Anderson F 14y Minnesota
dau Hazel M Anderson F 12y Minnesota
son Harold W Anderson M 9y Minnesota
son Clifford M Anderson M 3y11m Minnesota
son Walter H Anderson M 1y9m Minnesota

1940 census with his wife and daughters:

name: Elmer Anderson
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Ward 4, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Douglas, Minnesota, United States
gender: Male
age: 38
marital status: Married
race (original):
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized): Head
birthplace: Minnesota
estimated birth year: 1902
residence in 1935: Same House
enumeration district number: 21-4
family number: 296
sheet number and letter: 13A
line number: 2
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 1919
digital folder number: 005454956
image number: 00502
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Elmer Anderson M 38 Minnesota
wife Emma Anderson F 39 Minnesota
daughter Helen Anderson F 12 Minnesota
daughter Florence Anderson F 11 Minnesota

Family links: 
  Andrew M Anderson (1869 - 1942)
  Ellen Holmberg Anderson (1882 - 1952)
  Emma Rogers Anderson (1900 - 1959)
  Gladys V. Iverson Froemming (1907 - 1974)*
  Elmer L. Anderson (1902 - 1970)
  Edna C Anderson Angen (1903 - 1990)*
  Myrtle Olivia Anderson Bergeron (1904 - 1997)*
  Hazel M Anderson Peterson (1907 - 1998)*
  Harold W Anderson (1911 - 1991)*
  Clefford Marvin Anderson (1916 - 1937)*
  Walter H Anderson (1918 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Nelson Cemetery
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Sec. 3 Blk 15 Lot 2W
GPS (lat/lon): 45.87758, -95.2537
Created by: Rose
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98452770
Elmer L. Anderson
Added by: Rose
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