Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, August 29, 1951




Albert Anderson, who came to the Fairfield community when a boy of eight and who had lived there continuously since that time, passed away Thursday morning following a six-month illness, seven weeks of which was spent in the hospital.


He was born in Oakland, Nebraska February 3, 1879 and came to the Fairfield community with his parents, Mrs. And Mrs. Edward Anderson, in 1887. He witnessed the change of the Fairfield and Haxtun communities from range land and prairies to the thriving farming communities they are today.


He was married to Miss Ruth Young June 27, 1923 at Sterling. Five children were born to this union, all of whom survive him. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; two brothers, B.J. Anderson of Haxtun and Henry Anderson of Sacramento, California; and four sisters, Mrs. Ida Johnson of Spokane, Washington, Mrs. Sarah Olson of Haxtun, Mrs. Hilma Young of Denver and Mrs. Emily Johnson of Haxtun, besides other relatives and a host of friends.


Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Fairfield church with Rev. J. Ahlstedt in charge. Music was furnished by Mrs. Ivan Knode, pianist, and a mixed quartet composed of Lawrence Bjorklun, Carl Eckman, Mrs. Gust Anderson and Mrs. Philip Ruch. Pallbearers were Rickard Roos, Erastus Gordon, Bernard Franson, Roscoe Peterson, Roy Lundberg and Ivan Knode.


The concluding service and burial was at the Fairfield cemetery with arrangements by the Radford Funeral Home.


Relatives present at the services from out-of-town were Alfred Young, Mrs. And Mrs. Dale Young all of Holdrege, Nebraska, Mrs. And Mrs. Lester Young of Wilcox, Nebraska, Mrs. And Mrs. Earl Young of Greeley, Mrs. Hilma Young of Denver and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson of Holyoke.


Albert Anderson was born February 2, 1879 at Oakland, Nebraska. This was his home but for the very early years when this community became and remained his home. Here he spent his life as a farmer and rancher.


He follows in his passing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Anderson; three sisters, Ellen Larson, Euphemia Haskins and Denie Pilberg and one brother, Seigfred Anderson.


He was united in marriage on June 27, 1923 to Ruth Young. In his passing his wife survives and their children, Sylvia of Mount Vernon, Missouri, Della Ruth of Sedgwick, Vail of Cheyenne, Gail of Sedgwick and Darryl of the home. He also leaves seven grandchildren. Four sisters and two brothers also survive; they are as follows: Mrs. Ida Johnson, Spokane, Washington, Mrs. Hilma Young, Denver; Mrs. Emily Johnson and Mrs. Sarah Olson of Haxtun; Henry Anderson, Sacramento, California and B.J. Anderson of Haxtun.


Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, August 30, 1951




Albert Anderson, 72, Fairfield community farmer, died Thursday, August 23, in a Haxtun hospital after a long illness.  Mr. Anderson was a longtime resident of the community, having lived there for 64 years.


Mr. Anderson was born February 2, 1879, in Oakland, Nebraska, the son of Edward and Augusta Anderson. The Andersons moved from Nebraska to the Fairfield community in 1887.


On June 27, 1923, Mr. Anderson married Ruth Young, at Sterling. He was a member of the Fairfield Covenant Church.


Surviving Mr. Anderson are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Bogenhagen of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and Mrs. Della Hink of Sedgwick; three sons, Gayle, Sedgwick, Vayle of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Darryl of Haxtun; two brothers, Henry of Sacramento, California, and Ben J. of Haxtun; four sisters, Mrs. Hilma Young of Denver, Mrs. Emma Johnson of Haxtun, Mrs. Ida Johnson of Spokane, Washington, and Mrs. Sarah Olson of Haxtun.


Funeral services were held Sunday, August 26, at 2:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Covenant Church, with Rev. Gerome Halstedt in charge. Burial was at Fairfield cemetery.


Funeral arrangements were by the Radford Funeral chapel at Haxtun.




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