Biography of Theodore Anderson
Houston County, MN Biographies

Theodore Anderson, who was for a number of years an industrious farmer and highly respected citizen of Sheldon township, but is now deceased, was born at Lime Grove, Neb., Aug. 11, 1873, son of Swan and Julia (Thompson) Anderson. His parents, natives of Norway, were early settlers in Sheldon township, Houston county, Minn., but after residing here a while moved to Nebraska. Later they changed their residence to Forestville, Wis., where the father died, the mother being still a resident there. Theodore Anderson, who was the third born in a family of eleven children, attended district school in Nebraska and resided with his parents until attaining his majority. At times he worked out for others, both in Houston county, Minn., and in Nebraska, but at last purchased land in the latter State, which he farmed for four years. Then coming to Sheldon township, Houston county, he operated a rented farm for four years, at the end of that time purchasing the farm of 160 acres in section 18, on whieh he spent the rest of his life, and where his family now reside. Here his death took place on Feb. 18, 1918, and was an event deeply regretted in the community, where he had made many friends. He had been a kind husband and father, a good neighbor, and a reliable citizen. In politics he was a Republican, while his religious affiliations were with the Lutheran church. Mr. Anderson was united in marriage in June, 1904, to Bessie Halverson, who was born in Sheldon township, daughter of Halvor Thorson and his wife, Tilda Olsdater, her parents, natives of Norway, being early settlers in this part of Houston county. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson became the parents of seven children: Herbert Samuel, who died when about four years old; Tobert Gladwin, now on the home farm; Bernie Oliver, who died at the age of fourteen months; Ruby Belinda, Judith Alvena, Sherman Oliver and Theodore Walter, the last four mentioned of whom are residing at home.


FROM:
The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919

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