SURNAME "A" BIOGRAPHIES



LYLE CLIFFORD ABRAHAMSON

Lyle, of Norwegian heritage, was born on 25 September 1917 in Valley City, North Dakota to Clifford and May Lila [Lila May] Gallipo Abrahamson. He had two sisters; Lenly and Charlotte.
Lyle married Doris Irene Larson. They had one son Jerome Lyle.
In 1942 Lyle was living in Dilworth and working in the Roundhouse at the Northern Pacific Railway Company. He started working there on 6 September 1939. It was in 1942 when he entered into the U. S. Army. On 25 December 1944, Lyle was killed in action fighting the enemy at the Battle of the Bulge, in the Ardennes region of Belgium. He was a Technician 5th Class serving in the 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Lyle is buried in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium. Burial, Tombstone Photo, Links to Some Family.


ARNE ANDERSON

Arne was born 21 June 1840 in Norway. He enlisted as a Trumpeter in Company F, Iowa 7th Cavalry Regiment on 23 February 1863. He was promoted to Bugler and mustered out on 15 February 1866 at Omaha, Nebraska. He started drawing his pension on 19 May 1881 and his wife, Christine, started receiving a widow's pension on 9 April 1927. Arne died 18 March 1927 in Detroit Lakes, Becker County and is buried in Salem Lutheran East Cemetery.
Burial, Tombstone Picture.


CARL OSCAR ANDERSON

Carl was born on 12 May 1896 to Noah and Agnetta Berg Anderson in Minnesota. Known siblings include Alma (1886), Hulda (1887), Alga (1888), Clen (1890), Ellen (1891), Anton (1892), Carl (1896). In 1900 and 1910 Waldo was living with his family in Eglen, Clay County.
Carl was drafted from Dale into the U. S. Army. While serving in Company H, 362nd Infantry, 91st Infantry Division, 181st Infantry Brigade as a Private, Carl was killed in action by enemy forces. He lost his life in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France which was from 26 September 1918 to the end of the war 11 November 1918. Carl was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the World War I Victory Medal. His brother Waldo was also killed just one month later in the same Offensive.
Burial, Photo, Tombstone Picture, Family Links


DELBERT JAKE ANDERSON

Delbert and his twin brother Delmar John were born in Meeker County, Minnesota on 26 July 1917 to Edwin and Laura Stokes Anderson. Their siblings included Roy, Olega, Robert, Edwin, Levina, Helen, Willard, Elda Mae, Carl, and Arthur.
Delbert and John graduated from Dilworth High School and then enlisted in the Navy on 18 May 1937. After basic training, Delbert reported aboard the USS ARIZONA (BB 39) on 19 September of that same year. He was declared missing/body never recovered after the surprise attack by Japan that lead to the sinking of the USS Arizona on 7 December 1941. His battle station was an anti-aircraft gun captain.
There are three memorials for Delbert on FindAGrave internet site:
USS ARIZONA Memorial - Photo, Portion of Memorial Wall
Honolulu, Hawaii Memorial - Photo, Portion of Memorial Wall, Links to Some Family
Family Memorial Burial - Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo - Tombstone Photo, Portion of Memorial Wall, Links to Some Family


HAMILTON ANDERSON

Hamilton was born February 1832 in Pennsylvania. He enlisted as a Private in Company B Wisconsin 1st Regiment on 1 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal then to Sergeant. He was in a prisoner of war exchange in March 1864 and mustered out 30 May 1865. In 1890 he lived in Felton and in 1900 in Hagen. He died between 1900 and 1910 but no death or burial location could be located.


PETTER H. ANDERSON

Petter was born in September 1842. He enlisted as a Private. He started drawing his pension on 31 May 1880. He is listed as living in Glyndon in the 1890 and 1900 Census. The Vesterheim Norwegians of the Civil War: "ANDERSON, Petter H. WI 1st Cav Co D. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Gray eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 511. Enlisted for one year on 14 Sep 1864 at Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mustered on 8 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. Bounty $100. Enlistment credited to the town of Lincoln, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 202-15)."


WALDO EDWARD ANDERSON

Waldo was born 6 March 1894 in Eksjo, Becker County, Minnesota to Swedish parents Noah and Agnetta Byrd Anderson. Included as his siblings is Alma (1886), Hulda (1887), Alga (1888), Clen (1890), Ellen (1891), Anton (1892), Carl (1896). In 1900 and 1910 Waldo was living with his family in Eglen, Clay County.
As a Private in the U. S. Army, Waldo was killed by enemy action in France in World War I on 4 November 1918. He served in Company E, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division. His death occurred in the Meuse-Argonne France Offensive. His brother Carl was also killed just one month earlier in the same Offensive.
Burial, Portrait, Tombstone Photo, Links to Some Family.


DAVID ASKEGAARD

Biography
From History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota, Volume II - Biographies



EUGENE ASKEGAARD

Biography
From History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota, Volume II - Biographies



JAMES AUSTIN

James was born in December 1825 in New York. He enlisted in the Wisconsin 3rd Light Artillery Battery on 17 September 1862 and later promoted to Full Wagoner. He mustered out at the end of the war on 3 July 1865. James briefly lived in Barnesville and was a member of Post 145 (Barnesville) Grand Army of the Republic. The date of James death is unknown but he is buried in New Auburn Cemetery, New Auburn, Chippewa County, Wisconsin with his wife Elizabeth.


MARGARET AUSTIN

Margaret, the wife of Warren Onan was 61 years old when she moved to Moorhead. She lived in a frame house in town at 323 6th street, the corner of 6th and Garroway which also contained her husband's real estate office. There she died after spending a year of declining health; attended by her husband, daughter Zora and son in law Charles Sikes.
A more extensive biography of Margaret and Warren Onan.
Burial, Pictures.