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 Anna <I>Erickson</I> Anderson

Anna Erickson Anderson

Vingaker, Vingåkers kommun, Södermanlands län, Sweden
Death 13 Dec 1947 (aged 67)
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 08 094 2
Memorial ID 126092 · View Source
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Parents: Erik Persson Erickson (1846-1904) &
Anna Marie Kemp (1845-1910)
Spouse: Alfred John Anderson (1872-1948)
COD: Cerebral Apoplexy
Occupation: Housewife

Anna Maria Erickson the 6th of 6 children of Erick Persson Erickson & Anna Marie Kampe.
Three of her siblings died before age 3 and before Anna was born.

The family became a member of the LDS Church in Sweden. Anna immigrated to Utah during 1900 aboard: steamship SS Vancouver (Departed: 21 Jun 1900). Her brother, Joseph Erick Erickson, immigrated during 1897-98 and her parents (Father, Erick Persson Erickson & Mother, Anna Marie Kampe) immigrated during 1901. Her sister, Hulda Marie, passes away in Sweden during 1899. Hulda Marie’s husband, August Wilhelm Persson Gustavson and their four(4) children and new wife, Kristina Sofia Westerberg, emigrated to Utah during 1905 aboard the ship “Arabic”.

After arriving in SLC, Utah Anna found employment as a housekeeper & maid in Salt Lake City and Park City. The Swedish people naturally banded together and had frequent social gatherings. This was particularly true in Park City, Utah where Alfred and Anna were working. At one of the socials Alfred & Anna were introduced. Alfred was 28-29 and Anna was 18-19 years old. After a fairly short period of courtship, they were married on 6 November 1901 in Salt Lake City, Utah in a civil marriage.

Alfred, worked at several smelters in the Salt Lake Valley for short stints but soon found steady employment with American Smelting & Refining Co. at Murray City, Utah. Alfred remained at the Murray smelter for 33 year.

Alfred and Anna lived in several locations in the Murray area, renting until their 4th child was born. By about 1910 they saved enough to purchase one acre and build a home at 4612 So. 2nd West in Murray City, Utah where they remained.

They also built a small cow barn & pig pen and a small chicken coup (about 40 X 25 feet). There was an irrigation ditch running along the back, west side, of the property. They set about to raise their own potatoes & vegetables, their own cow for milk,. There was always a 50 gal. wooden barrel with well salted pork to preserve it. They had chickens for eggs and meat. They also loved fish which was purchased from the grocer. They built a good, below ground, cellar for food storage at the back of their house.

Their children are:
1- Elsa Margaret Marie (1903 - 1981)
2- Irvin Alfred (1904 – 1983)
3- Anna Viola (1906 – 1990)
4- Ruth Edith (1909 – 1992)
5- Elmer Joseph (1911 – 1992)
6- Harry Melvin (1914 – 2003)
7- Living (1916 -
8- Neils Robert (1918 – 1944)

Anna was committed to her family. She naturally felt she had to have 3 meals on the table, on time, each and every day. Besides, doing most of the house work, keeping clothes clean, crocheting and sewing. Also, she was the one who milked the cow and did a major part of care and feeding of chickens, pigs, etc.. Anna had flowers of all kinds surrounding the house. She crocheted doilies and sold them to neighbors and friend.

Anna's hobbies were sewing and crocheting. She sewed all the kids clothes. She made beautiful doilies, hankies, towels, pillows cases, tablecloths, etc. She crocheted dust caps and sold them. She used wide taffeta ribbon.

Mother (Anna) had a stroke, was paralyzed and could not speak. She died of stroke & heart complications, 13 Dec 1947.

(From Elmer's Biography) Some memories of my Mother (Anna) are: I remember Mother as a constant worker, never loud, but always soft spoken and always loving to her husband, her children, all people, her Church and her native land. Her house was always orderly and clean. 3 meals were prepared 7 days per week. Cooked on a coal stove. Dishes, pots, pans cleaned and put away (no electric dishwasher) Clean clothes - ironed- (no electric washer or dryer, no electric iron's). This for a family of 10.

Biography & Photo Album: of Alfred John Anderson & Anna Maria Erickson




  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126092
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Erickson Anderson (28 Oct 1880–13 Dec 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126092, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .