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 Laura May <I>Doile</I> Anderson

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Laura May Doile Anderson

  • Birth 19 Sep 1894 Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 1 Apr 1976 Blythe, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Burial Blythe, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 59736692

Laura was the 3rd child of Printice and Delilia May Doile. Born on a farm in Kansas. She married Bud Anderson and they started their first circus which was combined with a wild west show. Their only son, Norman, called Luke by everyone, was born on that show in 1917. Laura was unique as a person. Early on she bought a young Elephant named "Babe" who she sold later. Missing her and having an opportunity to get her back, she did as soon as possible. She kept "Babe" for the rest of the animals life, even after retirement. Babe was known for taking her grandchilden to school. When Norman retired after selling his Circus, The Seal Brothers, they moved to Blyth to live on the river. Bud and Laura had divorced and he was killed in Colorado while transporting a trailer of horses.

However, I remember Aunt Laura even more because she raised my father, her young brother, as that is the way it used to be out on remote farms. The older took care of the younger ones. In 1953, my father who worked for the Santa Fe RR had a heart attack on the job and was out of work for 2 years. He had started a brand new home he built himself when this happened. My parents had got a loan from a lumber yard that gave him a certain amount of time to build it and then get a bank loan to pay them off. This clearly was not going to happen. My Aunt Laura came thru out little town and without even knowing just what was what, figured out exactuly what was going on. She ask the neighbor just where my father got his building supplys and went directly down there and paid it off completely. By 1962, my parents had paid her in full. She was the cornerstone of the entire family. Everyone talked over family business with her. I also remember combing her long long hair. She let me do just about anything just to keep me entertained. Even let me go on the circus during the summer of 1959 with her.

Family Members

Gravesite Details d/o Printice Doile and Delilia May Reeder w/o Fred 'Bud' Anderson





  • Created by: Linda J. Morris
  • Added: 7 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59736692
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura May Doile Anderson (19 Sep 1894–1 Apr 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59736692, citing Palo Verde Cemetery, Blythe, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Linda J. Morris (contributor 47181309) .