Melvin C. Anderson – 21 Sept. 1902
Funeral Rites For Melvin C. Anderson
Funeral services for Melvin C. Anderson, 49, who died at the Holy Rosary Hospital in Ontario, Ore. Thursday (3 Dec. 1951) following an operation, were held at the St. John L.D.S. chapel Monday.
Bishop Melvin Yearsley presided. The prelude and postlude were played by Mrs. Mariam Talbot. Invocation was offered by James Madsen; benediction, Hilton D. Williams; dedication of the grave, Guy Benson. The speakers were W. W. Thomas and
J. M. Isaacson. Musical numbers consisted of a duet, Mrs. Wendell Monson and Mrs. Lester Tovey accompanied by Jackie Tovey; solo, Thomas Jones accompanied by Mrs. Talbot.
Mr. Anderson was born at Elkhorn, Oneida County, September 21, 1902, a son of Andrew A. Anderson and Frances Price Anderson. After attending the Malad schools he entered and was graduated from the Kansas City School of Electrical Engineering. He worked as an engineer on an oil project in Canada and during World War II was a marine electrical engineer for the Kaiser Ship Building Co. For the past three years Mr. Anderson had been living near Warren, Idaho where he held several placer gold mining claims which he was preparing to develop when he became ill.
As a young man Mr. Anderson was a professional boxer and held the Pacific Coast heavyweight championship title in 1922-23.
Survivors include two sisters, Lillian Anderson, Nampa; three half-brothers and a half-sister, David H. Price, Malad; John R. Price, Lakeview, Oregon; J. D. Price, Malad; and Mrs. Alice Price Pierson, Lakeview, Oregon; Mrs. Josephine Anderson Holman, Somers, Mont.