Thursday, 9 July 2015

On This Day In Family History (July 9):

1936: 2x-great-grandfather August Robert Anderson passed away from cancer of the intestine at his home, 684 Plain Street, Brockton, Massachusetts, aged 56.

A part of a group photo taken at Brockton Co-operative Boot & Shoe
featuring August R. Anderson (third from right). The photo was published
in The Swedes of Greater Brockton

Brockton Daily Enterprise 
Thursday, July 9, 1936
August R. Anderson Dies In 57th Year 
August R. Anderson, for more than 25 years a resident of this city, died at his home, 684 Plain street, early this morning, after several years of declining health. He was in his 57th year and formerly lived in North Easton. For many years he had been employed at the Brockton Co-operative Boot & Shoe Co. and was well liked by all his associates. His fine character and friendly nature won him the esteem of a wide circle of friends.  
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hedvig Anderson, and six children, all of this city. There are four daughters, Mrs. Frank Johnson, the Misses Elin, Esther and Ethel Anderson, and two sons, Henry and Harold Anderson; also one grandchild. He also leaves one brother, Charles Anderson of North Easton, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Larson and Mrs. August Rosen, both of North Easton, and Mrs. Emma Anderson of Ana Helm, Cal. He was affliated with Unity Lodgee, S. F. of A. and Enighet Lodge, V. O. 
Funeral services will be held from the family home, 684 Plain street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment will be in Pine Hill cemetery, West Bridgewater. Rev. Peter Froeber, D. D., pator of the First Lutheran church, of which Mr. Anderson was a member, will officiate. 

Copyright © 2015, David J. McRae 

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