|Martha Lund Anderson|
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|Birth: ||Oct., 1870, Norway|
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 1964|
Obituary – Park Region Echo, July 21, 1964, Alexandria, Minnesota
Martha Anderson Rites Held July 11 (1964)
Martha Woolliscroft Anderson was born in Oslo, Norway October 15, 1869, the daughter of Olaf and Olena Lund. When she was three years of age, the Lund family emigrated to the United States, settling in Martin County, Minnesota. In 1890 Martha was united in marriage to Sam Woolliscroft. In 1901 they came to Douglas county and purchased a farm east of Alexandria.
Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Woolliscroft; two sons, George and Lewis, and one daughter Lena, preceded their mother in death. Mr. Woolliscroft died in 1908.
On August 9, 1911, she was united in marriage to August W. Anderson. Two daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson. One daughter, Edna, died in infancy. Mr. Anderson died October 12, 1934.
In 1948 Mrs. Anderson purchased a home in Alexandria where she made her residence until October 1963, when she entered the Knute Nelson Memorial Home in Alexandria.
She died Wednesday, July 8, 1964 at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 23 days.
Surviving are three sons and four daughters: Selmer Woolliscroft of Alexandria, John of Bagley, Herbert of California, Hansina (Mrs. William Anderson) of Clearbrook, MN, Rosie (Mrs. Byron Trefehren) of Minneapolis, Ida (Mrs. Charles Ramsdell) of Brandon, and Alice (Mrs. William Peterson) of Alexandria.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons and two daughters; four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 11, 1964, and 2 p.m. from the First Lutheran Church in Alexanria. Rev. Philip Westby officiated.
Mrs. Doris Bradley, accompanied by Erling Rolfsrud, sang "In the Garden" and "Rock of Ages".
The pallbearers were: Winifred Woolliscroft, Elliot Trefehren, Sam Woolliscroft, Dean Peterson, Douglas Anderson and Stanley Ramsdell. Interment was at the Nelson cemetery.
name: Marta Woollescraft
titles & terms:
event date: 1900
event place: ED 158 Cedar Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States
birth date: Oct 1870
relationship to head of household: Wife
father's birthplace: Norway
mother's birthplace: Norway
race or color (standardized): White
marital status: Married
years married: 11
estimated marriage year: 1889
mother how many children: 5
number living children: 5
immigration year: 1873
sheet letter: A
family number: 73
reference number: 2
film number: 1240775
digital folder number: 004120291
image number: 00184
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Sam Woollescraft M 45 England
wife Marta Woollescraft F 30 Norway
son Selmor O Woollescraft M 11 Minnesota
son John H Woollescraft M 9 Minnesota
son Goerge W Woollescraft M 7 Minnesota
son Louis E Woollescraft M 5 Minnesota
son Herbert Woollescraft M 2 Minnesota
1910 census after the death of Samuel Wooliscraft/croft and before her remarriage to August W. Anderson.
name: Martha Woolliscroft
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota
marital status: Widowed
race : White
immigration year: 1872
father's birthplace: Norway
mother's birthplace: Norway
family number: 85
page number: 4
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Martha Woolliscroft F 38y Norway
son John H Woolliscroft M 18y Minnesota
son Louis E Woolliscroft M 14y Minnesota
son Hurbert R Woolliscroft M 12y Minnesota
dau Hansina M Woolliscroft F 9y Minnesota
dau Rosey O Woolliscroft F 7y Minnesota
dau Ida G Woolliscroft F 3y Minnesota
dau Lena A Woolliscroft F 1y 11m Minnesota
A family history that was posted here at ancestry.com message board:
Below is a trascription of a letter I received from Eunice Woolliscroft about 10 or so years ago. Now, understand that I have typed it pretty much as written. There a some rambling and so forth but thought anyone looking at the Woolliscroft "list" might find it interesting.
Here it is:
Just Scuttlebutt I have heard on relatives on the Selmer Woolliscroft side of the family.
Samuel Woolliscroft came to the United States from England through Canada. We are not sure what part of Canada. The best that can be remembered by Aunt Hansina and myself was that he came from some place close to London and that maybe it was Stratford- On_ Avon.
He came from a family of 14 children. He ran away from home when he was 14 years old because he was constantly being whipped for every little thing and even whipped because he had been whipped in school. He also ran away because he did not like doing a lot of the cooking for the family. None of his family came to America as far as we know. His family was people who were Bankers and Lawyers. Last time anyone had known or heard from any of them, some were still living in London, were attorneys and were wealthy.
Samuel said that he would never marry an English woman. Samuel died at 57 years of age due to an Asthma attack.
An interesting plan was to have been carried out by Samuel just before he died. He had a brother in England who did not have a son and it had been decided that Samuelâ€™s son Herbert was to go to England to live with Samuelâ€™s brother until Herbert was about 10 years old. That plan was never carried out. (I am thinking that this Herbert maybe Herb Woolliscroft (wife was Margaret Woolliscroft) that lived in Avon Park Florida for as long as I remember) Samuel settled in Martin County near Windom Minnesota because there were many English people who had settled there. He was about 21 years old then. There he married Martha (Lund /Woolliscroft / Anderson). One year later, Hansina was born. In addition, the five boys were born in Windom (Selmer, John, George, Herbert, and Louis. (After that, they moved to Alexandria Minn., Rose and Lena were born)
NOTE: from the letter I have, there was a second marriage for Martha. It was not clear if this was before or after Samuel. Form the second Marriage, there was a girl named Alice and a baby that only lived a few days and was not named in the letter I have.
Sometime later, Samuel and Martha homesteaded on a farm east of Alexandria Minnesota.
Martha Woolliscroft (Anderson <2nd Marriage> Lund ) came to America with her parents when she was 6 years old from Norway. She died from a Stroke when she was 93 years old (Note: I remember this woman) She was a very rugged and hearty woman. The last time that she went ice fishing was when she was 87 (Note: I also remember hearing stories of her delivering wood in the winter with out a coat on and with out boots. If you have any idea of how cold Minnesota can get, (it gets VERY COLD)
Martha's mother smoked a pipe for many years.
Martha's brother Martin was a railroad man in Chicago Illinois for many years and was considered very sophisticated. He was married and had a daughter or son who died very young. Martha's other brother Lars owned a paint factory in Anaheim California not too far from what is know Disneyland. Lars had one daughter and two sons. (One son spent his life in prison for what we do not know.) Lars completely dis-owned that son. Many relatives thought that Lars was wrong for doing this. The other two children died from a mental illness as I recall. Neither had children as I recall.
Martha's brother Louis Lund lived in Nelson Minnesota as a farmer and was proud and known for the large and beautiful horses he kept. He had a daughter and two sons. One son Gilbert Lund, was married four times (2 ended in divorce, one died and the 4th out lived him)
He lived in Long Beach California for many years, owned, and operated Automobile Parking lots. Gilbert spent his later years in Pendelton Oregon and White Head Canada.
Martha had a brother Edward Lund. Edward had one son who was a police man in Long Beach California and was killed in a motorcycle accident and had no children.
Martha's sister Alberta married twice. She had nine children from the first marriage. That husband shot a policeman and spent the rest of his life in the state penitentiary in Stillwater Minnesota.
Martha's nephew, Freddie Lund, son of Louis E. Lund and Margaret, was married, no children and died at 34 yrs old in an airplane accident while in an airplane race. He is featured in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC as he did many "firsts" in aviation. He was also in Silent Movies in Hollywood CA.
Selmer Woolliscroft (from Martha's first marriage) left home when he was 17 years old and went to Seattle Washington. He worked in a Shipyard there. He returned to Minnesota when he was 19. He father Samuel also died at this time. As he was the oldest son, his father wanted him to get the largest part of the inheritance. That was the custom in England. Selmer refused and had it divided evenly among the 9 children. Selmer's sister Lena was 3 weeks old when their father died.
At some point in time, Martha Woolliscroft / Anderson was given a trip to France (Gold Star Mothers) to see her son's grave ( NOTE: I do not know which son this would have been . Also, I would guess WWI)
Selmer Woolliscroft and Ester Woolliscroft (Parents of Eunice, Oscar and Winfred)
Went to the NorthWest corner of North Dakota to homestead a farm when Oscar was about 2 ½ years old and Eunice was and infant. Winfred was born there (town was Bowbells)(Winfred was my father) Street Car conductor. They lived in St. Paul for five years. Selmer did not like his job and the doctor told him he should get out of the city and go back to the farm, as his health was not good. The doctor told him to get to the farm and not to eat red meat. That he should eat Salt Pork as he was showing signs of becoming diabetic. So, they moved back to the Alexandria area, back on to farms. They moved several times to different farms each time as he could improve the financially by doing so. At one time, Selmer took up Politics and ran for State Representative on the Farm Labor Party. He lost the election to a man who swore a lot when he spoke and was known to be a rough, crude man.
In Selmers later years, he sold insurance until he retired.
Births in Martin County, Minnesota
John Henry Wooliscraft 13 Jul 1891 Samuel, Marta
George W. Wooliscraft 2 Jul 1893 S. Wooliscraft, Martha Wooliscraft
Herbert R. Wooliscraft 10 Apr 1898 S., Martha
Louis Edw. Woolliscroft 16 Oct 1895 Sam, Marta
I also believe that her brother is Lewis Lund, buried in this cemetery, and that Lewis (Lars in Norway, or Louis here) was the father of Freddie Lund, the aviator.
Ole Lund (1833 - ____)
Samuel Woolliscroft (1855 - 1908)*
August W. Anderson (1883 - 1934)*
George Wooliscroft (1893 - ____)*
Note: Born: Norway Previously married to Samuel Wooliscroft, lived in Cedar twp. in Martin County, MN
Plot: Sec 1 Blk 1 Lot 1E
Created by: Taryn
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98448547