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ERICKSON, Hattie (Hedvig) Thompson (1857-1945)

ERICKSON, Hattie (Hedvig) Thompson (1857-1945)

Joel Watne (View posts)
Posted: 964612800000
Classification: Obituary

Mrs. Thomas (Hattie) Erickson, 88, died Tuesday [November 20, 1945] at St. Bernard hospital. She had been ill a week, suffering a stroke the previous Tuesday. Mrs. Erickson lived on the family homestead north of Revillo with her son, Albert, and daughter, Mrs. Agnes Anderson.

Mrs. Erickson was a well known pioneer woman, having lived in this county for 66 years. With the exception of a time when she resided in Albee, she continued to live on the farm on which she and her husband had homesteaded.

Born April 20, 1857 in Manitowoc, Wis., she was married there in 1873. Twelve children were born to the couple, four dying in infancy; one daughter, Josephine, passed away at the age of 12, and one son, Walter, dying in 1916.

Mrs. Erickson was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1899. Surviving are three sons, Louis, Sioux Falls; Henry, DeSmet; Albert, at home, and three daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Tillie) Piper, Wild Rose, N.D.; Mrs. Benjamin (Emma) Schultz of Seattle, and Mrs. Agnes Anderson, at home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Emanuel chapel and burial will be made in the Recobeth cemetery south of Albee. The Rev. John Iszler will officiate.

Source: Clipping dated November 22, 1945 (from Milbank, SD newspaper?).

Note: Her husband, Tom or Thom (Tidemand) Erickson was born 2 March 1850 at Bergerei farm, Nord Aurdal, Valdres, Oppland, Norway. He died 29 November 1899 at Clinton, Big Stone County, Minnesota.

Hattie was orginally Hedvig. Her father was Herman Thompson (1825-1871)from Kragerø, Telemark, Norway. Her mother was Marie Jonsdatter (1828-1881), from "somewhere in the countryside" near Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway.

ERICKSON, Albert M. (1881-1957)

Joel Watne (View posts)
Posted: 964872000000
Classification: Obituary

Albert M. Erickson, 76, died in Milbank at 8:45 a.m. Nov. 10 of a heart ailment. In July 1955, he suffered a stroke and since that time he had been in poor health. Mr. Erickson was born March 14, 1881 in Vernon Township, the son of Tom and Hattie Erickson. He lived in Grant County his entire life. He received his education in the Vernon township school No. 3.

He was an honest and industrious man. From 1904 to 1930 he did carpentry work and actively engaged in farming from 1930 to 1955.

Mr. Erickson's parents preceded him in death. Survivors are three sisters and one brother. They are: Mrs. Agnes Anderson, Milbank; Mrs. Barney (Tillie) Piper, Williston, N.Dak.; Mrs. Ben (Emma) Schultz, Seattle, Wash.; and Louie H. Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.

Funeral services will be held at the Emanuel Funeral Home Thursday, November 14 at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Greenfield officiating. Burial will be made in the Milbank cemetery.

SOURCE: Undated newspaper clipping, presumably from Milbank newspaper, November 1957, found among papers of Louie Herman Erickson, in my possession.

Also: Funeral Memorial Card found among papers of Louie Herman Erickson reading:

In Memory of
Albert M. Erickson
March 14, 1881
Entered Into Rest
November 10, 1957
2:00 p.m., November 14, 1957
Emanuel Funeral Home
Milbank, South Dakota
Rev. James Greenfield
Final Resting Place
Milbank City Cemetery
Emanuel's Funeral Home

Re: ERICKSON, Hattie (Hedvig) Thompson (1857-1945)

Valerie Wattier (View posts)
Posted: 1039118453000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Erickson, Thompson
Joel Watne...I hope you are still out there!
I tried to send you an email at the address provided here but it came back.
I am working on this line, I have some questions to ask you.
PLEASE email me at ValerieWattier71@myfamily.com

Re: Grant Co. Family Stories -- Thos. & Hattie ERICKSON

Posted: 1148549518000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1170255925000
Surnames: Erickson
Found a book at the library with Grant County family stories; one is of Thomas and Hattie (1857-1945) Erickson. Interesting reading.
If you would like, I can type it and email to you.

Thomas and Hattie Erickson

Posted: 1170012634000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Erickson, Johnson

I would be interested in the information on Thomas and Hattie. I am descended from John Erickson (brother of Thomas). I was just at the Milbank Library last week but they couldn't find any Grant County books for me to review. Could you give me the name of the book? Maybe I can order it through the Sioux Falls library. Thanks!


Re: Book: "100 Years in Grant County South Dakota"

Posted: 1170053401000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1170256009000
The name of the book was '100 Years in Grant County South Dakota' by the Grant County Historical Society and I think it was published in 1979.

Good luck with your search!


Re: Book: "100 Years in Grant County South Dakota"

Posted: 1170187015000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1170256069000
A review of the book is found at


Re: Book: "100 Years in Grant County South Dakota"

Posted: 1178174343000
Classification: Biography
Found the book at my local library and copies the story.


Re: Book: "100 Years in Grant County South Dakota"

Posted: 1300964385000
Classification: Query
I know it's been awhile but I hope you still get the messages.
Thank you so much for posting those pages from the book.
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