|Angie Harrison Anderson
Rites for County Pioneer are Held
|Mrs. Angie (Harrison) Anderson, 84, early pioneer of Aurora county (South Dakota), died December 31 (1949) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vinnie Litton, Sioux City, Iowa, with whom she had made her home the past several years.
Mrs. Anderson was born July 2, 1865 at Morley, Iowa (to William and Rhoda Harrison). In 1886 she came to South Dakota to teach school. She was married to Oliver Anderson September 8, 1887 at Morley, Iowa. They returned to Aurora County, where they homesteaded and made their home from 1887 until 1914 when they moved to Plankinton (South Dakota). Mr. Anderson died in 1921 at which time Mrs. Anderson moved to Sioux City, making her home there for 29 years.
Seven children were born to them: Four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Vinnie Litton, Sioux City Ia., Rex Anderson, Stickney (SD), Harry E. Anderson, Worthington, Minn., Mrs. Ruth Schiller, Mrs. Eunice Gamble and Mrs. Amy Sand, all of Los Angeles, Ca. A son Ervy V. Anderson, preceded her in death. He was a casualty of World War I. Surviving besides the children are one sister, Mrs. Ada Jarett, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Sioux City, Iowa, and then at Plankinton, where interment was made.
Mrs. Anderson was one of the older pioneers of South Dakota, always lending a helping hand when needed, loved and admired by those who knew her. Her passing is marked by the sands of time, and the children she leaves mourn her passing shall always cherish her memory.
Out of the mist of those wonderful years,
I see my mother’s smile.
Days when she kissed me and dried my tears,
Seem but a little while.
Recalling the words you taught me to say,
As you watched o’er my childish play;
Ever in dreams you’re with me, it seems,
Just as you’ll be some day!
Submitted by: David Anderson, her great-grandson.
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