Anna F. Himrod

Anna F. Himrod

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 20 Mar 1963 (aged 76)
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 12
Memorial ID 77621602 · View Source
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•See Neflett "Mary" Chouinard Darby.
•See Franklin Golightly "Frank" Hall.
•See Ernest Henry Jones.

Mother: Minnie B. Baim, born Illinois circa 1863

10 April 1917. Naval recruiting officer A. K. Boyd reports that another four young men are taking exams to join the navy; a number have already enlisted and have been sent for training. Anna Himrod of Ironton has been named the first special enlisting officer in the county. (This Was Brainerd, Brainerd Dispatch, 10 April 2017)


      Miss Anna Himrod Expects to See
        Active Service in the Red Cross
                  at Fighting Front

      Ironton, Minn., Jan. 19—Miss Anna Himrod has gone to New York where she expects to see her two brothers before they leave for France. She hoped also to join the Red Cross and take an active part at the front. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 10 January 1918, p. 5, c. 2)


      With this issue the Tribune goes to its many readers under the management and control of the undersigned who, having purchased the plant, subscription list and good will of the newspaper from Mr. R. S. Wilcox, took possession last Saturday.
      We do not enter the newspaper field at Brainerd as a stranger as we are more or less acquainted throughout this section, having conducted the News in our neighboring village of Ironton, on the Range, for the past ten years or so, and therefore we are to a certain extent more or less acquainted with the needs and requirements of the newspaper field of Crow Wing county.
      We have for some years past felt that there was need, and that a field existed here in Brainerd, for a strictly farmer’s weekly newspaper—one that would devote more of its space to news of what the farmers of this section were actually doing and accomplishing—real news that would be interesting reading to the rural inhabitants and those of the smaller villages of the county, and we have purchased the Tribune with the set intention of having it in the future fulfill this mission. How well we shall succeed in our endeavors along this line time alone will tell.
      Just as speedily as business conditions will permit we shall endeavor to enlist on our staff of weekly contributors, correspondents from every nook and section of the county that we can possibly secure one in. Added to these we shall endeavor to interest our farmer readers themselves in contributing from time to time interesting articles on purely agricultural topics—matters that they and their neighbors are vitally interested in, and to these, with the news of the Farm Bureau and its various activities, will be added interesting items of what is going on at the court house and among our family of county officials.
      Realizing it will take us some little time to bring about these changes we ask the kind indulgence of our many readers for a few weeks until, at least, we have had time to get thoroughly settled down to our new responsibilities and adjust ourself to our new environments.
      As an advertising medium we hope to make the Tribune one of the best and most far-reaching of any in this section of the state and we trust our local businessmen will encourage our efforts in their behalf by a liberal and appreciative support of its advertising columns.
      With due apologies for any shortage of interesting news in our columns this week, owing to the rush of getting the office straightened around and ourself adjusted to our new duties, we invite all to pay us a visit and become acquainted with both the new proprietor and the office.
      Respectfully submitted,
            MISS ANNA HIMROD,
(Brainerd Tribune, 08 August 1924, p. 4, c’s. 1 & 2) [Courtesy Brian Marsh, CWCHS]


      MISS ANNA HIMROD, who formerly published the Ironton News, today takes possession of the Brainerd Tribune and will publish that weekly in the future.
      Miss Himrod plans to give most of her attention to the development of the farming interests in the county, a field in which she believes there are many possibilities.
      The Brainerd Tribune has been in existence for over fifty years. A. J. Halsted sold the paper to R. S. Wilcox some three years ago, and it has been since published under his direction.
      Miss Himrod brings to the Tribune ten years of experience in newspaper work, and hopes to cover the Brainerd territory with an interesting and valuable farm weekly.
The Brainerd Dispatch welcomes Miss Himrod and hopes she will be successful in her chosen career. (Brainerd Dispatch, 08 August 1924, p. 4, c’s. 5 & 6) [Courtesy Brian Marsh, CWCHS]

      Miss Anna Himrod, Local Historian,
                  Dies After Illness

      CROSBY — Miss Anna Himrod, 76, former range resident and one-time newspaper publisher here, died after a brief illness on March 20 at Erie, Pa. where she was living with her cousin.
      She was born Jan. 24, 1887 in Chicago, Ill. She lived in Chicago, New Jersey and Waterford, Pa. during her school years, going on to New York to study music. Ill health changed her plans and she joined her father in the newspaper and printing business here, and for many years she published her own paper, the Ironton Ranger.
      Ill health caused her retirement a number of years ago, but she continued her historical research and did a great deal of authoritative documentary work on the history of Crow Wing county and of the Chippewa Indians.
      Miss Himrod also published several musical games and did much original work in the field of music, copyrighting several publications.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Charles, Harold, George and Norman. She is survived by a nephew, David Himrod of Claremont, Calif. and by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucile [sic] Himrod of Ironton.
      Funeral services were held March 22 at the Cathedral of St. Paul at Erie, Pa. with burial in the Waterford cemetery. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 28 March 1963, p. 2, c. 3) [Courtesy Brian Marsh, CWCHS]

Anna Himrod

      Anna studied music in New York and spent some time in Europe returning in April 1911. She published several musical games and held copyrights on original music. But she had her own ideas and ultimately chose a different career. In 1915 she joined her father in the newspaper business in Ironton, Minnesota and in 1918 she was the editor and publisher of the newspaper he had founded in 1913, The Ironton News. In 1922 Himrod became the first woman constable to be elected in the state.
      In 1923, Anna took over as owner, editor and publisher of the 50-year-old weekly Brainerd Tribune.
      In 1932, she was the sole owner, editor and publisher of the Ironton Ranger. Dwindling range activities and her own physical condition led her to give up her newspaper work. In partnership with Mrs. Ann Nelson, she bought a few acres of farm land north of Jenkins and built a small cottage. Ill health caused her retirement, but she continued her historical research and did a great deal of authoritative documentary work on the history of Crow Wing County and the Ojibwe Indians. She also wrote about the history of mining activities in the county.
      She died after a brief illness in Erie, Pennsylvania. She had four brothers. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, date unknown)

1900: Lived in Hohokus Township, Bergen County, New Jersey

1910: Lived in Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania

1920: Lived in Erie County, Pennsylvania

1930: Lived in Ironton, Crow Wing County, Minnesota

1930: Kirk and Minnie lived in Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania

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  • Added: 4 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77621602
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna F. Himrod (24 Jan 1887–20 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77621602, citing Waterford Cemetery, Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .