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 Susan A. <I>Tedrow</I> Anderson

Susan A. Tedrow Anderson

Birth
Harrison County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Jun 1921 (aged 93)
French Lick, Orange County, Indiana, USA
Burial Martin County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 40050175 · View Source
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The Springs Valley Herald (June 19, 1921) reported "Mrs. Susan Anderson aged near ninety years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sherrod Lane in the east past of town about four o'clock Wednesday evening. She was born in Eastern Ohio and came to Indiana just before the Civil War with her husband, Richard Anderson, and settled on a farm near Hindostan, Martin County. Her husband died many years ago. The funeral will be held Friday and burial will be at the Anderson cemetery near Powell Valley, west of here, the old home of the family for many years. 'Aunt Susan' was a cousin to the father of the Herald and her home was the first stopping place for our family when arriving in Indiana in 1864. She was a hard working woman and raised a large family of industrious sons and daughters.

The Springs Valley Herald (June 23, 1921) reported "Susan A. Tedrow was born in Harrison County, Ohio May 16, 1828 and departed this life June 15, 1921, age 93 years and 29 days. She was the second of 13 children. In 1856 she was united in marriage to Richard M. Anderson. To this union was born 7 children, three girls and four boys. Sometime after her marriage she and her husband moved to Indiana where she has spent the remainder of her life. Like many pioneers of our country Grandma Anderson, as she was more universally known. together with her husband set about the task of making for themselves a home and prepare for their children's future welfare. Just when the home was firmly established and the future looked bright and promising the grim destroyer came and took away the husband and father. Thus this brave and heroic mother was left alone with 7 children to rear and educate. many would have grown faint-hearted at the tremendous task before them, but not so with her. She set about, alone and unaided, to rear these fatherless boys and girls. The struggle was long and hard. The strength of her body and the courage of her heart was taxed to the uttermost for years but she fought gallantly on with a brave and cheerful heart. She met the issues of life as bravely, and squarely as any general ever faced on opposing army. This courageous mother, forged ahead, reared her family and set before them a splendid example of sacrifice and its rewards. In return for this giving of love her children are known wherever they go by their splendid sense of justice and honesty. Nineteen years ago Grandmother Anderson gave her heart to Christ and lived a faithful loving Christian life thereafter. She was not so pronounced as some and was always filled with the unassuming quality of life yet the U.B. Church had no more loyal workers or steadfast member in the faith than Grandmother Anderson. Her attitude of help and assistance in time of trouble and service brought many to the light and faith of her redeemer whom she loved to the end and to whom she said she hoped to go. The subject of this sketch did not pass so long a life without drinking of some sorrows and pains and heartaches and for the last 5 years she was a continual sufferer having been the victim of a stroke of paralysis although her suffering was intense she bore it with that same uncounted courage with which she struggled to rear her children. Her reward will be and is in the message of the apostle when he said, 'for I reckon the sufferings of this present world are not worthy to be compared with the glory of the world to come.' She leaves to mourn her loss, a 6 children, one Andrew Jackson having passed on to the land beyond, 53 grandchildren also great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. It can be truthfully said Grandmother Anderson lived much."


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  • Created by: Robert Lane
  • Added: 30 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40050175
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Susan A. Tedrow Anderson (16 May 1828–15 Jun 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40050175, citing Anderson Cemetery, Martin County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Robert Lane (contributor 46831261) .