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Birdie J. Hurdum Anderson
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1908
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1972
Washington County
Nebraska, USA

Buried: 3/22/1972 ~ Age: 63

4/27/1939 ANDERSON, VIGGO HURDUM, BIRDIE J 12 561 ~ Washington County

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 3/23/1972


Mrs. Viggo Anderson, lifelong resident of Blair and Washington County, died suddenly about 3:00 a.m. Monday morning at her farm home north of Blair. Death was attributed to a paralytic stroke.

Mrs. Anderson was the former Birdie Hurdum whose family will be remembered by many of the older residents of the area. She was born at Blair August 23, 1908. She grew up in Blair, was a graduate of Blair High School and had made this area her home continuously. She was married to Viggo Anderson April 27, 1939.

She is survived by her husband, Viggo, and by a daughter and two sons. The daughter is Mrs. Joe Weaver (Alice) of Texarkana, Texas; and the sons are Bill Anderson who is married and lives near the home place north of Blair and Jim Anderson, who is at home. There are three grandchildren.

Her stepmother, Mrs. Marie Hurdum, lives at Carter Lake, Iowa.

In addition to the immediate family, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jim Chapin (Myrtle) of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and a brother, Dr. Herman Hurdum, of Binghamton, New York. A sister, Mary, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran Church Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Robert Albers conducting the service. Burial was made in the Blair cemetery under the direction of the Campbell Mortuary.

Pallbearers were Fred Gutschow, Leonard Mathiessen, Ernest Ruckl, Walter Ryan, Ernest Andersen and Alfred O. Sick.

* * * Obit provided by, and used with the permission of, the Wash. Co. Geo. Soc., Blair, NE ~ Thank you * * *
Birth Family:

Birdie was the daughter of Fred Hurdum ad Alice M. Mehrens. Fred and Alice were married on January 1, 1902 in Washington County, Nebraska ~ Washington County Deed Books ~ Book 6, Page 121)

"United States Census, 1910, 1920 (under surname Herrdem), 1930 and 1940"

Birth family residences:

1910 through 1940 - Cuming, Washington, Nebraska (home owner)

Event Place: Cuming, Washington, Nebraska
Birth Year (Estimated): 1873
Birthplace: Denmark
Immigration Year: 1892
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Frederick Hurdum, b ca 1873, Denmark, parents also b in Denmark
Wife Alice M Hurdum, b ca 1877, Nebraska

linked Son Harvey C Hurdum, b ca 1903, Nebraska (d 1913)

linked Son Herman M Hurdum, b ca 1905, Nebraska (not present, 1930 & 40)

Daughter Myrtle E Hurdum Chapin, b ca 1907, Nebraska (not present in 1940)

Daughter Birdie J Hurdum, b ca 1908, Nebraska (not present in 1940)

linked Daughter Mary Nilsena Hurdum, b ca 1910, Nebraska

In 1910:
Farm hand Jens P Nelsen M 25 Denmark
Servant Martha Muller F 16 New York

In 1920:
Fred Muller M 28 New York (relationship not stated, but Martha Muller, 1910 servant, was same surname and also born in NY)

In 1930:
Lodger Howard Therklesen M 3 Nebraska
Lodger Oscar Erickson M 32 Iowa

In 1940:
Orphan boy lodger Howard Therkelsen M 13 Nebraska
Maid Mildred Miller F 22 South Dakota

Fred: Immigration year declared as 1891 (1920)
Family links: 
  Fred Hurdum (1872 - 1961)
  Alice Martha Mehrens Hurdum (1876 - 1935)
  Viggo C Anderson (1911 - 2000)*
  Billy Dean Anderson (1942 - 2014)*
  Harvey Hurdum (1902 - 1913)*
  Herman M. Hurdum (1904 - 1977)*
  Birdie J. Hurdum Anderson (1908 - 1972)
  Mary Nilsena Hurdum (1910 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Blair Cemetery
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block: 44 Lot: 7 Grave: 10
GPS (lat/lon): 41.55167, -96.11772
Created by: Sheila
Record added: Jan 17, 2013
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Birdie J. <i>Hurdum</i> Anderson
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