Used with permission from photographer  Jim Sheaffer.
Used with permission from photographer Jim Sheaffer.

Niobrara County Library - Anna L. (Lingwood) Davis (February 18, 1893 - December 28, 1977)

Anna L. (Lingwood) Davis (February 18, 1893 - December 28, 1977)

The Lusk Herald
January 12, 1978

Anna L. Davis, former Sioux resident, dies

Anna L. Lingwood, daughter of Thurston and Anna Lingwood, was born in Norway on Feb. 18, 1893. At age 2 1/2 years, she, along with her parents and two brothers, came to the United States of America and settled in Central City, Nebr., later moving to her father's homestead near Andrews.

Anna graduated from high school at Harrison in 1910 and later taught in the local schools. On June 30, 1913, she married Lewis L. Davis who farmed near Glen. They had two children, Thera Wasserburger of Crawford and Iver Minor, deceased.

In 1926 the family moved to Crawford and Anna was a resident of Crawford from that time on. Her husband died in 1946. She then worked for three years as a nurse's aid and for a local dentist, Dr. Frank Freimuth for 19 years and then retired.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Woodmen Grove. She had been a resident of Ponderosa Villa for the last two years. On Dec. 26 she fell and fractured her hip and never recovered from the surgery. She died on Dec. 28 at the Chadron Hospital.

Her parents, two brothers, Lewis and Iver, and an infant son preceded her in death. She leaves one daughter, Thera Wasserburger of Crawford, son-in-law, Gene, one sister-in-law, Florence Lingwood of Hay Springs.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 31, at 10:00 a.m. at the Crawford United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Goad conducting the services, and interment was in the Crawford Cemetery beside her husband. Casket bearers were Ronald Smith, Merrel Toliver, Tom Lemon, Dr. Lewis McCormick, Ed Reed, Rick Lewis.

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