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Emma Ogren Anders - born 22 July 1889 -- died xxxxxx



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MRS. C. ANDER WAS SHOT BY BURGLAR; DIES
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Former Kiron Resident Killed by Criminal at DeKalb, Ill
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Kiron -- Relatives here of the C. A. Ander family of DeKalb, Ill. received word Friday that Mrs. Ander had been shot by a burglar Thursday evening who demanded admittance to the home which joins the grocery store. The man was in the store earlier in the evening and after Mrs. Ander closed the store, he came to the back door masked and asked for admittance. She refused and as she reached to pull the shade the intruder shot, hitting her arm and severing a blood vessel. Mr. Ander was at church with the youngest daughter, the older one being at home. Mrs. Ander was rushed to a hospital for surgical aid. She was given several blood transfusions and a specialist was called from Chicago.
Fred Ogren talked over the phone Saturday evening to his sister, Mrs. Byron Johnson of Ottumwa, who with her mother, Mrs. Gust Ogren went to DeKalb immediately and it was thought that Mrs. Ander was not in grave danger, although in a very weakened condition from loss of blood. Early Sunday morning another message came that she had passed away between midnight and morning. The sad news came as a shock to everyone in this locality.
The C. A. Ander Family moved from this locality to DeKalb more than 10 years ago, and have been engaged in the grocery business.
Mrs. Ander, nee, Emma Ogren, was the fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Ogren the father now deceased). She was born on the Ogren homestead southeast of Kiron in Stockholm township, July 22, 1889. She grew to womanhood here, attending the public schools, and later the Denison Normal college, of which she was a graduate. Following her graduation she taught school for a number of years. March 5, 1919, she was united in marriage to Clarence A. Anders, who was then assistant cashier at the Kiron State Bank. They made their home in Kiron for a number of years, going from here to Herring, where they were engaged in business until they moved to DeKalb.
Three children were born to this union, two daughters and one son. The son, John, died when but eight months old.
The grief stricken husband and the two daughters, Mary Louise, aged 14, and Eleanor Lucille, 12, are left to mourn her going; also her aged mother, Mrs. Gust Ogren, who was at her bedside; six sisters, Clara (Mrs. David Johnson) of Kiron, Esther of Des Moines, Anna (Mrs. Edwin Eckstrom) of Kiron, Ellen (Mrs. George Lindstrom) of Kiron, Ida of Omaha and Mabel (Mrs. Byron Johnson) of Ottumwa; and one brother, Fred of Kiron. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Ander was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. During their residence here she was a member of the Bethel Lutheran church. She lived a beautiful Christian life, held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife and mother, a close companion to her daughters who at their age need the companionship of a mother. She leaves a wonderful memory of love and loyalty to the husband and daughters, her mother, and other relatives.
The funeral was held at DeKalb Tuesday afternoon and burial made in the DeKalb cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ogren, Mrs. David Johnson, Mrs. Edwin Eckstrom and Mrs. George Lindstrom left from here by auto Monday to attend the funeral. Ida Ogren took the train from Omaha and Esther went from Des Moines. The Byron Johnsons and Mrs. Gust Ogren from Ottumwa were there.
It was broadcast over WOW, Omaha, Monday morning that the man who did the shooting was caught and made a full confession.
He was lodged in jail at DeKalb but later it was reported he was taken from there.

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