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Esther Anderson

Full Name:  Esther Dorothea Anderson

Place of Birth:  Manfred, Wells, North Dakota

Father's Name:  Peter Beck Anderson

Mother's Name:  Anna D. Johnson

Wife's Siblings' Names:  Arthur, Nennie, Minnie, Orren, Cora, Gertrude (her twin), Pete, Cora, Perry, Frederik, Florence, Mathilda

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Esther, born May 10, 1895, was the seventh child born to P.B. and Anna Anderson. Her twin sister Gertrude died of diphtheria while still a child. Esther was reared on the family farm west of Manfred. 


She attended Valley City State College and later Minot State College where she earned her bachelor of science degree. Esther taught school for 44 years, 37 of them at Roosevelt Elementary School in Minot before retiring in 1960.  She came to Minot in 1923 after teaching for a time in Caldwell, Idaho; Maddock, and Manfred. She also taught briefly at Sunnyside Elementary in Minot before going to Roosevelt School. 


Esther was a member of the Minot First Presbyterian Church, the Church Circle, North Dakota Education Association, the National Education Association, American Association of Retired Teachers, Minot Stamp Club, Trinity Hospital Auxiliary and Minot Business and Professional Women's Club.


Funeral was held on Saturday at 10 in Memorial Chapel of First Presbyterian Church. Burial was held in the Manfred Cemetery.

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