Elwood James Anderson, Sr.

Army Badge
  • Name: Elwood James Anderson, Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Wadena, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 13, 1911
  • Date of Death: March 8, 1995 (83 years old)
  • Parents: John David Anderson and Bennie (Sinclair) Anderson
  • High School and Class: 1930 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: February 22, 1944 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: May 29, 1946 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Elwood James Anderson
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 29
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: August 13, 1911
    Birth Place: Wadena, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Blandin Paper Company
    Complexion: Dark
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: John D. Anderson

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Elwood J. Anderson worked for Blandin Paper Company, Grand Rapids, Minnesota for 42 years. He married Adeline Randall on April 14, 1951. Elwood was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Military Order of Cooties and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He had six sons, Edwood, Jr., Mike, Jerry Randall, Rodney Randall, Dean Randall, and Dwight Randall, three daughters, Karen Anderson, Renee Cutting, and Delrae McBride; two brothers, Orvel Anderson and Dick Anderson; two sisters, Donna Schaduck (Schadegge?) and Ila Bishop, 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

    Buried at Itasca Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-C-17-1-8)

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