Resident of Aledo Had Been Ill Five Years; Farmed All His Active Life; Legion in Tribute
Funeral rites for Harry Earl Anderson, 47, a World War veteran, were held Saturday afternoon Oct 12, 1940 at 1:30 at the Sherrard Funeral Home at Aledo for the family and at 2:00 at the Methodist Church Rev Clarence Nordling, pastor, officiated with burial in Sugar Grove cemetery where Fallerans Post No 121 of the American Legion of Aledo had charge. The firing squad of the post fired salutes to the deceased fellow comrade.
Robert and Bernard Gilliland sang two selections at the church service which were requested by the deceased, accompanied by Mrs Clayton Workman at the organ, "Some Day We'll UNderstand" and "In the Garden".
Earl was born Sept 6, 1893 the son of the late Charles A and Josephine Anderson, at the Anderson home three miles northwest of Aledo. He died at his home in Aledo at 7 am Thursday, October 10, 1940. He was a lifelong resident of this community except for the 11 months that he served in Co A 68th Illinois Infantry as 1st cook. he was honorably discharged at the end of the war on the 14th day of March 1919 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. He was a member of Fallerns POst No 121, American Legion of Aledo, Modern Woodmen, and the Mystic Workers.
He was united in marriage on Jan 25, 1922 to Miss Emeline Galloway of Aledo at the Methodist parsonage by Rev Samuel VanPelt. To this union were born three children, Robert, Donald, and Larry Lee.
Besides his widow and children he is survived by four sisters and one brother, Mrs Minnie Bonygne of Rock Falls, Mrs Myrtle Nesbitt and the MIsses Tillie and Edith of Aledo, and Arthur of Muskegon, Michigan, besides several nephews and nieces. He has preceded in death by Amanda and Ralph, his father and mother, and two brothers and a sister who died in infancy.
Members of the American Legion Post served as pallbearers as follows: Robert Cosgrove, George Ouderkirk, Harold Melburg, George Nesbitt, Fred Babcock, and Albert McCreight. Earl Giebrich of the Legion Post had charge of the Legion service.
Mr Anderson followed the farming occupation all his life, assisting his father in earlier years and later farming for himself.
Due to ill health he moved to Aledo three years ago. He had been in poor health over five years. He was a member of the Aledo Methodist church which he joined when a young man. He was a devoted and loyal husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family circle.