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Charles J. "Curly" Anderson
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1879, Sweden
Death: Nov. 13, 1946
Ashland County
Wisconsin, USA

Brother of August (1881-1947) who is buried in same lot.

HEADSTONE says father.

OBITUARY Iron River Reporter Nov 15 1946 "Rites Saturday For C. Anderson, Camp Custodian"
A resident of the Iron River district for more than 60 years, Charles "Curly" Anderson, 67, will be buried in Stambaugh cemetery tomorrow afternoon following services at 1:30 p.m. at the Fansher Mortuary where the body is lying in state.
Mr. Anderson was stricken with a coronary embolism Wednesday morning at St. Joseph's hospital in Ashland where he had gone to obtain medical attention for a heart condition.
For the past four years, he had been caretaker of Camp Filbert Roth, the University of Michigan summer forestry camp at Golden lake.
He was born April 11, 1879 in Sweden and came to the United States as a boy of four. His father John Anderson, a Stambaugh pioneer, walked into the Iron River valley from Florence before the railroad was pushed through. The elder Anderson was a mail carrier, carpenter and mine worker during his residence in Stambaugh.
Mr. Anderson married Miss Etta Douglas of Alexander, Minn. who survives him along with a daughter Geraldine, who has been employed in Chicago.
Surviving in addition to his wife and daughter are three brothers, August and Enoch of Stambaugh city, and Godfrey who lives near Stanley lake in Stambaugh township, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Stolberg of Stambaugh township and Mrs. Oscar Anderson of Stambaugh city.
Rev. Edward H. Peterson, First Lutheran pastor, will officiate at the funeral services tomorrow afternoon.

STAMBAUGH, MICHIGAN CENTENNIAL,1882-1982: 100 YEARS ON THE HILL centennial book "Family Histories: John and Anna Anderson" page 37 (excerpt)
Among the early settlers in Stambaugh were John and Anna Anderson who came from Sweden to Stambaugh in 1882. John and Anna Anderson had seven children, all of whom settled in Stambaugh and Stambaugh Township. Their children included Charles (Curly).
Charles (Curly) Anderson married the former Etta Douglas and in his earlier years was employed in the area lumber camps and mines. He later worked in the CC Camps as a forester and as a caretaker at Ottawa Lake. At the time of his death he was employed at the University of Michigan Forestry School at Camp Albert Roth at Golden Lake. The couple had one daughter, Geraldine (Eckstrom) who has a son and a daughter.

NEWS PHOTO Iron River Reporter June 28 1951 "Stambaugh Streets In 1902 Were Lush With Hazel, Stumps" for Iron Ore Centennial celebration (excerpt)
City government goes back to 1923. Frank Smith, now of Duluth, was the first mayor who worked with the following commissioners: Otto G. Groeschel, Henry G. Hoover, Phillip Quayle, and Charles J. Anderson.

OBITUARY of Etta Bryant 1975 says Charles Anderson was her first husband and he died in 1946.

OBITUARY of Anna Anderson 1925 says her son Charles resided in Stambaugh.

INFORMATION FROM RELATIVE Dorothy Peterson Kunz ( of Bellevue WA says Charles is Etta's first husband and father to their adopted daughter Geraldine.

INFORMATION FROM WAYNE OHLSSON at for Charles J. Anderson says born 1879 in Sweden; died Nov 1946 in Iron County. Son of John Anderson & Anna Fink. Child: Geraldine Iola Anderson (1919-2008).
Family links: 
  John Anderson (1853 - 1939)
  Anna Kajsa Flink Anderson (1853 - 1925)
  Etta L. Douglass Anderson Bryant (1892 - 1975)*
  Geraldine Iola Anderson Eckstrom (1919 - 2008)*
  Charles J. Anderson (1879 - 1946)
  August Anderson (1881 - 1947)*
  Godfrey Anderson (1884 - 1953)*
  Enoch D. Anderson (1884 - 1959)*
  Ellen Anderson Stolberg (1886 - 1975)*
  Annie E. Anderson Anderson (1887 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Stambaugh Cemetery
Iron River
Iron County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 4 Lot 216
Maintained by: Dorothy Peterson Kunz
Originally Created by: Dale Safford
Record added: Jan 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17374510
Charles J. Curly Anderson
Added by: Dale Safford
Charles J. Curly Anderson
Added by: Dale Safford
Charles J. Curly Anderson
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