“The Golden Record”, pg. 273, Vol. 1, 1976. Compiled by Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


March 27th, 1919



Alta ROBISON was born in Kansas March 12, 1886 and passed away March 27th, 1919 of pneumonia following influenza. At the age of 17 she came to Gibbon and married John W. ANDERSON August 1, 1906. To this union 8 children were born, 7 surviving. The body was brought to Gibbon for internment in Riverside Cemetery.




Beulah Bernadine ANDERSON/ CAREY

“The News Review” Newspaper, Roseburg, OR, July 22nd, 1997, Pg. 14


July 22, 1997


Beulah Bernadine CAREY

Beulah Bernadine CAREY, age 84 of Wilbur passed away Sunday July 20th, 1997 in a local hospital. She was born May 31st, 1913 in Wood River, Nebraska to William and Minnie (KEECHLER) ANDERSON. On November 30th, 1931 in Grand Island, Nebraska she married Harvey CAREY, who preceded her in death in August 1983. To this union two daughters were born. Mrs. CAREY was a long time active member of the United Methodist Church of Wilbur. Survivors include her daughters Marlyce HOLMES of Provo, Utah and Lois TRENTO of Sutherlin, Oregon; sister Colene (*Colleen) OPP of Wood River, Nebraska; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. CAREY was also preceded in death by a grandson in 1987.Memorial services will be held Wednesday July 23rd, 1997 at 11:00a.m. in the Wilbur United Methodist Church. Pastor Aura Lee JABS will officiate. Private internment will be within the grounds of Roseburg Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may pay their respects from 2 to 7 p.m. this evening at Long and Shukle Memorial chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Mrs. CAREY’s memory to the Wilbur United Methodist Church and these may be left at Long and Shukle Chapel who is in charge of arrangements.




“The Golden Record”, pg. 129, Vol. 1, 1976. Compiled by Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


February 20, 1907


Christina J. SIMPSON, daughter of Paul and  (sic) Jensene (Jensena) ANDERSON was born in Illinois October 3rd, 1869 and died February 20th, 1907. She married S.D. SIMPSON in Kansas in June 1888. She is survived by her husband and two children; another son died at age 11. Interment in Shelton Cemetery.






Christian ANDERSON:

“The Golden Record”, pg. 292-293, Vol. 1, 1976. Compiled by Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


May 25, 1920

Christian ANDERSON was born in Copenhagen, Denmark April 1, 1864 and died at Hastings, Nebraska May 25, 1920 age 56 years. He came to America with his parents when but a small child and the family settled first in Wisconsin and later came to Kansas and Nebraska. For several years he made his home in or near Gibbon (Nebraska). He married Ida SMITH in 1889 and they were parents of four children: Elmer, Robert, George and Mrs. William ROBB. He also leaves two sisters, 3 brothers and his aged father: Mrs. C. B. THOMAS, Gibbon, Nebraska: Mrs. Samuel LARSON, Goodland, Kansas; Lon (Lewis) ANDERSON, Tyron, Nebraska and William ANDERSON, Wilton, Minnesota. His wife died in 1900. Mr. ANDERSON was buried in Riverside (Gibbon, Nebraska).







“The Golden Record”, pg. 397, Vol. 2, 1981. Compiled by Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


September 11, 1967

Edwin L. ANDERSON passed away September 11, 1967 at a Kearney hospital. He was born at Minden, Nebraska May 2, 1898 to Fred and Lydia (PIERSON) ANDERSON. His mother died when he was an infant. He came to the Gibbon area as a child. He married Alma LITTLE at Holdrege (Nebraska) May 2, 1916 and they made their home on a farm north of Gibbon where they spent their entire married life.

Funeral services were from the Miller-Godberson Mortuary with burial in the Riverside Cemetery (Gibbon, Nebraska). He is preceded in death by a son in 1923 (Sonny). He is survived by his wife, Alma and a daughter (Waunda), also two brothers and a sister; Waunda (WOODROW) SKEEN, Gibbon, Nebraska; Dick (Richard) ANDERSON, Los Angeles, California; Ora ANDERSON, Undilla, Nebraska and sister (Alva), Osborn, Kansas.






“The Golden Record”, pg. 452, Vol. 1, 1976. Compiled by Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


October 13, 1929

Elmer Edward ANDERSON was born in Buffalo County, Nebraska February 17, 1882 and lived there until 1915 when he went to Kimball, Nebraska. He was the son of Christian and Ida (SMITH) ANDERSON, both of who preceded him in death. Surviving him is one sister, Mrs. Mattie ROBB of Gibbon (Nebraska), and two brothers, Robert and George both of Kimball, Nebraska. Internment was in Riverside Cemetery (Gibbon, Nebraska). He was 37 years of age at the time of his death, October 13, 1929.






“The Golden Record”, pg. 257-258, Vol. 1, 1976. Compiled by Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


March 12, 1918

Fred ANDERSON was born December 8, 1863 in the little country of Denmark and died March 12, 1918 at his home about two miles northwest of Gibbon, Nebraska, with burial in Riverside Cemetery (Gibbon, Nebraska). At about the age of two years, he moved with his parents to this country, making their home in Savannah, Illinois where they remained for ten years. From there they moved to Kansas (Smith County). It was while living there he married Lydia PIERSON. They moved to Kearney (Nebraska) some time later to the present farm. They were the parents of seven children; Edwin L. ANDERSON, Ora Elsworth ANDERSON, Alva ANDERSON, Richard Henry ANDERSON, and 3 children who died young.

On November 29, 1898 his wife passed away. On August 3, 1903, he married Anna POFFENBARGER. He is survived by his wife and the above named children, two step-children, Mabel and Charlie; four brothers, two sisters and three half sisters; William ANDERSON, John (Wesley) ANDERSON, Chris (Christian) ANDERSON, Lewis (Lon) ANDERSON, Mrs. C. B. (Mildred) THOMAS, Mrs. Samuel (Elizabeth) LARSON, Mrs. Anna SHINN, Mrs. Jennie ELLIOTT, Nellie ANDERSON. His father, Paul ANDERSON of Shelton, age 93, also survives.







“The Golden Record”, pg. 293-194, Vol. 1, 1976. Compiled by Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


June 14, 1920

Paul ANDERSON was born in Denmark September 30, 1824 and died at his home in Shelton, Nebraska June 14, 1920, at the age of 95 years. He married Jensena CHRISTENSEN and they were the parents of twelve children, five of whom survive.

He came to America in 1865 and resided in Wisconsin, Illinois and Kansas where he was living when his wife died in 1887. Some time later he came to Nebraska and has resided her for thirty-two years. On January 1, 1889 he married Ida JOHNSON. They were the parents of four children, three surviving. He is survived by eight children of whom Mrs. Bert (Mildred) THOMAS is one. Burial in Riverside Cemetery (Gibbon, Nebraska).



Shelton Clipper Newspaper


June 21, 1920


Born in Denmark, 30 Sept 1824.  Died 14 June 1920 age 95 at his home in Shelton.  He married Jensena CHRISTENSEN, 12 children - 5 survive. He came to America in 1865, resided in Wisconsin, Illinois and

Kansas. Living in Kansas when his wife died. Paul came to Nebraska after her death and lived here for 32 years.  On 1 Jan 1889 he married Ida JOHNSON. They had 4 children, 3 survive, of whom Mrs. Bert THOMAS is one.  Paul is buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Gibbon, NE. 






“The Golden Record”, pg. 426, Vol. 2, 1981. Compiled by Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


April 21, 1969

William R. ANDERSON of Shelton, Nebraska passed away at a Grand Island (Buffalo Co, Nebraska) hospital April 21, 1969. Services were from the Shelton Methodist Church with burial in the Shelton Cemetery (Buffalo Co, Nebraska).

William was born April 27, 1884 at Smith Center, Kansas, the son of Paul and Jensena Anderson. He and Minnie KEECHLER were married in 1906. She passed away in 1929 and he married Cora ADAMS in 1936. The Anderson’s had farmed in the wood River and Shelton communities until retiring in 1847.

Survivors include his widow, three daughters, step-daughter and three half-sisters: Mrs. Evangeline HALL, Wilton, Minnesota; Mrs. Beulah CAREY, Roseburg, Oregon; Mrs. Coleen OPP, Wood River, Nebraska; Mrs. Jennie ELLIOTT, Santa Cruz, California; Mrs. Anna SHEEN (*SHINN), Albay (*Albany), Oregon.






“The Golden Record”, pg. 84, Vol. 1, 1976. Compiled by Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


December 14, 1900

Ida (SMERTS) ANDERSON, wife of Chris (Christian) A. ANDERSON, died suddenly at her home northwest of Shelton (Buffalo Co, Nebraska) of apoplexy.

She was born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1869. At age three her parents moved to Nebraska and located northwest of Shelton. She married Christian ANDERSON September 29, 1890. Four small children are left.





The Santiam Journal 11-21-94


April 16th, 1907 – November 20th, 1994

Mill City – Blanch Marie SWAN, 87, died Sunday. She was born in North Platte, Nebraska and moved to Oregon in 1935. She settled in Mill City in 1942. She worked for Norpac Foods for 15 years.

Her husband Roy GIBSON died in 1972. Later she married James SWAN, who died in 1980.

She was a member of the Mill City Presbyterian Church and the Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed bingo and crocheting.

Survivors include her daughters, LaDonna CROFOOT and Phyllis GIBSON, both of Mill City; son, Gene GIBSON of Mill City; brother, Derrel ANDERSON of Mill City; half brothers Harry, Richard and John ANDERSON, all of Klamath Falls; sister Sadie SMITH of Albany; half sisters, Inez SPOLSTRA of Wallowa, Bonnie PERGOEY of Eureka, Calif., Carol NATIVIDAD of Salem, Mary SLEDGE of Scio and Betty KING of California; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church in Mill City. Interment will be in Fox Valley Cemetery, Lyons. Arrangements are by Weddle mortuary, Stayton.





“The Golden Record”, pg. 303, Vol. 2, 1981. By Mabel Marks-Vohland & Avnelle Pool-Lander.


Matilda ANDERSON THOMAS was born in Smith County, Kansas in August 1878. She came with her parents later that same year to Buffalo County, Nebraska where she lived in the Gibbon Community the remainder of her life. She attended Gibbon school and was married to Bert THOMAS. They engaged in farming until his death in 1938. “Tillie” as she was known, continued to operate the farm until 1946 when she moved to town. She died in the Kearney Hospital on January 7th, 1962. Burial was from Miller-Godberson Mortuary with burial in Gibbon Riverside. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Rebekah Lodge, Farm Bureau and Community Kensington. Surviving are 1 son, 1 daughter, 2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 3 half-sisters. Son, Albert THOMAS, Gibbon, Nebraska; daughter, Mrs. Ardella (William) BENTLEY, Grand Island, Nebraska; brothers, William ANDERSON, Shelton, Nebraska and John ANDERSON, Mill City, Oregon.





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