Ben Anderson Dies
From Heart Trouble
Funeral services for Ben Anderson, 76, well known resident of Grangeville
and Mt. Idaho, who died of heart trouble at the Cottonwood hospital Sunday,
11:00 a.m., were held at the Ailor Mortuary Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
The Rev. W. O. Benthin, pastor of the Federated church, officiated.
Interment was in Prairie View Cemetery.
Mr. Anderson was born in
Norway February 2, 1866, where he grew to manhood.
As a young man he followed deep sea fishing in his native country.
He came to America while still young and followed fishing in waters of
northern Michigan. In the early 1900’s he came west and homesteaded west of
Albany, Oregon. He came to Florence
in this county in 1907 to work in the mines and remained a resident of the
county until his death. He worked
in the mines and remained a resident of the county until his death. He worked in mines, trapped fur-bearing animals and worked
for Nezperce National Forest during the summers for many years.
Las winter he spent several months visiting relatives in Wisconsin.
Mr. Anderson was a kindly
gentleman, frugal in business, and friendly toward all his fellowmen.
In younger years he was an expert skier.
His genial presence on the streets of Grangeville will be missed.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bergfors, and several nieces and nephews
residing in the vicinity of Madison, Wisconsin.
Submitted by Chris Cornett