Oscar Elsworth (Ellsworth) Anderson

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  • Name: Oscar Elsworth (Ellsworth) Anderson
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 5, 1904
  • Date of Death: March 12, 1969 (64 years old)
  • Parents: Frank Anderson and Amanda (Carlson) Anderson
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: September 4, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: March 24, 1943 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Oscar served in the 9th Armored Regiment.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Oscar Elsworth Anderson (Ellsworth)
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 37
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: October 5, 1904
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 14, 1942
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: School District #1
    Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 130
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Amanda C. Anderson

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Information from article in Grand Rapids Herald Review, dated March 24, 1969:

    The body of Oscar E. Anderson, 64, of the Shallow Lake area near Warba, Minnesota was discovered after intensive searches by sheriff's officers, Civil Air Patrol flights, forestry personnel and local citizens. Mr. Anderson's body was discovered in a wooded area a half mile off Shallow Lake Road, and only a short distance from his home.
    Mr. Anderson died of a coronary attack, after going into the woods prospecting for beaver. He has been a custodian at area schools until retirement.
    He is survived by one son, Oscar E, three sisters, Mrs. A. F. Paschke, Mrs. E. R. Zachman, and Mrs. Roy Steffes; two brothers, William and Arthur.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-A-40-2-0)

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