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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Edward T. Anderson

St. Petersburg Times, 3 December 1965, page 17-B

ANDERSON  – Mr. Edward T. Anderson, 83, of 4327 Fourth Ave. N., passed away Thursday (Dec. 2, 1965). He moved to St. Petersburg 18 years ago from his native Chicago, Ill. He retired as secretary in the Chicago Treasurer's Office after 25 years service. He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg. Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Ellen V.; son, Earl T., Houston, Tex.; daughter, Mrs. Henry C. Gatlin, Ridgewood, N.J.; a brother, Reuben A., Chicago; sister, Mrs. Esther Kellman, Selah Wash.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 4, 1965) in the Downs-Ford Chapel, 1045 Ninth Ave. N., with the Rev. L. F. Gerhart officiating. Interment services will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Friends may call to pay their respects from 9 a.m. Friday until the time of service Saturday at the Downs-Ford Chapel.

My great-grandfather Edward Theodore Anderson was born on 10 August 1882 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of Andrew T. Anderson (Andreas Troedsson) and Marthe Elisabeth Erickson (Eriksdatter). He married Ellen Victoria Dahlquist on 20 June 1910 in Chicago. They had two children: Helen Martha Marie Anderson (my paternal grandmother), born  27 September 1911, and Earl Theodore Anderson, born 7 July 1917. Edward and Ellen moved to St. Petersburg, Florida about 1947. He died at New Fern Restorium in St. Petersburg on 2 December 1965. He was buried on 4 December 1965 in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

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