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Mathilda Charlotte Johnson Anderson
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Birth: Dec. 14, 1853
Jönköpings län, Sweden
Death: Jun. 22, 1931
Henry County
Illinois, USA

The Galva News, Thursday, June 22, 1931

Aged Resident Passes Away Monday A. M.

Mrs. F. A. Anderson Laid To Rest Yesterday

Funeral services for Mrs. F. A. Anderson, 77, who passed away about 8 o'clock Monday morning, were conducted from the late residence at 1028 West Division street, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Richard J. Stone, pastor of Galva Northside M. E. church, was in charge.

Song selections were given by Mrs. Eskil Johnson and Oscar Johnson, with Helen Marie Miller as accompanist. Body bearers were two sons of the deceased, John and Oscar Anderson, two sons-in-law, Merton Chesley and Clifton Walsh, both of Kewanee, and two nephews Forrest Gustafson and Axel Strand, of Galva. Interment was in the Galva cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson, who had been a resident of Galva for over 50 years, passed away at her home on West Division street about 8 o'clock Monday morning, following a failing condition of several years. She had made her home for about 30 years in the house where she passed away.

Was Born in 1853

Mathilda Charlotte Johnson was born December 14, 1853, in Tronos, Jonkoping Lan, Smoland, Sweden, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ludwig Johnson. In the family were seven sisters and one brother, all of whom remained in Sweden with the exception of one sister, Mrs. John Gustafson, who also came to Galva. The deceased came to America when a young lady.

Her marriage to Frank A, Anderson took place at the Swedish Methodist church in Bishop Hill, on the evening of October 5, 1878, the ceremony being performed by Rev. James Iverson. It was 57 years ago Wednesday, the date of Mrs. Anderson's funeral, that she and Mr. Anderson first met at a public gathering in Sweden. Their marriage took place about five years later.

Following the marriage the couple took up their residence on a farm in this vicinity, where they lived for 17 years. They then moved to Galva, where Mr. Anderson was employed by the Hayes Pump & Planter company for 30 years. On the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary October 5, 1928, all relatives of the couple gathered at their home on West Division street. Dinner was served at 6 o'clock in the evening.

Surviving are the husband and four children, as follows: John L. and Oscar E. Anderson, both of Galva, and Mrs. Clifton Walsh and Mrs. Merton Chesley, both of Kewantee. One daughter, Amanda Jane, passed away in 1901. There are also four grandchildren, besides numerous other relatives.
Family links: 
  Frank August Anderson (1852 - 1934)*
  Amanda Jennie Anderson (1880 - 1902)*
  Oscar E. Anderson (1887 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Galva Cemetery
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Dec 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17216725
Mathilda Charlotte <i>Johnson</i> Anderson
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 Added: Dec. 14, 2008

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