Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Anderson (Birth Abt 1905/Death 18 Jan 1911)
The son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Anderson, age 6, was drowned in an accident in Arbon Valley either on the 18th of Jan or the 30th.
The following is a copy from the Bannock Valley History Book, pg. 288 dated of how the accident happened:
“Tuesday evening Ed H. Davis and John Infanger came over from Arbon and brought the first information of an accident which occurred Monday at that place and which resulted in the drowning of three small children, one baby only two months old.
The D. C. Dalton and E. T. Andersen families visited Sunday with some friends, and stayed overnight. Monday they started home, all in one sleigh. The heavy rains and resultant thaw caused quite a stream of water to run in every hollow, and, while crossing one of these, the sleigh was tipped completely over, covering all the occupants except Mr. Dalton. He was able to raise the box the moment he did so, they were all swept down the stream. Of the 13 people in the sleigh, all escaped but three children, two of them an eight year old boy and a two month old babe, being the children of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Dalton and a six year old boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Anderson.”