August Anders

Photo courtesy of Gayle Neuhaus,
Photo courtesy of Gayle Neuhaus,

(July 1, 1894 - April 7, 1932)

The Lusk Herald
April 14, 1932


Resident of Lost Springs Loses Life in Car Accident Near County Line Last Thursday

NOTE: This obituary is entered as published. However, the name August Anders has been used as this is the name used by his sister, Margaret Ball, and other family members.

August Andrews, 37 years old, for many years a resident of Lost Springs, was instantly killed about 5:00 o'clock last Thursday evening, when he was struck by a fast moving automobile driven by George W. Warren, a well driller from Casper.

The accident occurred about a mile east of Lost Springs, only a few feet from the Niobrara-Converse county line.

According to a coroner's jury investigating the case, the accident was unavoidable. Mr. Andrews, a veteran of the World War, had just stepped from a car driven by Alex Frosheiser, with whom he had been riding, when the machine driven by Warren, traveling westward toward Casper, came over a slight rise, and Andrews walked directly in front of it. He suffered a fractured skull, a broken arm and other injuries, which caused instant death.

August Andrews was born July 1, 1894, at Creighton, Neb. During the world war he enlisted in the service of the United States and went to France with one of the first American outfits to see action.

While in the service he was wounded and following the close of the war he came to Lost Springs and has since made his home with his sister, Mrs. Margaret Wright Ball and her husband, W. W. Ball, who are well known here.

Mr. Andrews never married. Funeral services were held at Lost Springs, last Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock with the Earl Norris Post of the American Legion in charge. The remains were shipped to Creighton, Nebr., for interment in a cemetery at his old home. He is survived by two brothers, two sisters and his father, who reside at that place.

The Creighton News
Note: Compiled by the Creighton Historical Center

Struck By Auto At Lost Springs, Wyoming
Burial Made In Greenwood Cemetery At Creighton

A message reached Creighton Thursday night with stunning effect. It announced the death of August Anders who visited here but a couple weeks ago with home folks.

Death occurred by accident Thursday evening at Lost Springs, Wyoming. August was returning from work with a neighbor in an auto, which was stopped to allow August to alight, which after he did, attempted to cross the road and was struck by a passing auto, breaking both limbs and badly crushing him, death resulting very soon thereafter.

August Anders was born and reared here. His birth occurred July 1, 1893, and at time of his death was 38 years, 9 months and 6 days of age.

He attended the Creighton Public Schools and later was employed in various occupations here until the World War when he went into service in 1917 and served overseas with the expeditionary forces. His earlier services were in the battle of Scissons where he was wounded during conflict, later contracting pneumonia and was thereafter hospitalized for an extended period. In 1929 he was released by honorabale discharge and returned to Creighton.

But a short time thereafter he went to Lost Springs, Wyoming, making his home there with his sister, Mrs. Margaret Ball up to the time of his death.

He perfected filing on a homestead and acquired other considerable acreage by purchase and during the time he resided there was employed in railway maintenance work.

August Anders was a likeable man, being of a type and character who was able to see much of the lesser serious aspects of life and who was able to gain and hold friends readily.

He attended to his own affairs carefully and never sought to interfere with the affairs of others. These gracious traits of character made him outstanding amongst his fellowmen.

The body reached Norfolk Sunday and was brought to Creighton by Wm. Hengstler for burial. The body was accompanied by a nephew and niece, Wilbur Wright and wife, and Miss Margaret Wright.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Municipal Hall, being conducted by Rev. Geo. Obermeyer, pastor of Zion Lutheran church.

The deceased was accorded full military honors by the Norfolk Legion Post assisted by the Creighton Legion Post in march formation to the cemetery.

A great throng of friends of the departed and friends of his relatives assembled for the funeral services and to pay final tribute to the memory of the deceased.

The array of splendor in the huge floral offerings submitted by Wyoming and Nebraska friends reflected evidence of esteem for the deceased.

Burial was made in Greenwood cemetery where taps were sounded and a volley of shots were fired in final salute.

The mother of August Anders preceded him in death in 1854 as did a brother, Fred in 1929 and a sister, Mrs. Otto Fancher in 1928.

Surviving relatives of the deceased include the father, Wm. Anders of Norfolk, who on account of infirmities of advanced age was unable to attend the funeral; four sisters; Mrs. Guy Benedict and Mrs. Henry Petersen of Creighton; Mrs. Margaret Ball of Lost Springs, Wyoming and Mrs. Henry Watt of Norfolk, two brothers, John of Orland, Ill. and William of Norfolk, Nebr.

Relatives from out of town who were in attendance at the funeral were; Mrs. A.R. Mounts, Omaha, a niece of the deceased; Mr. and Mrs. John Anders, Orland Park Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Watt, Norfolk; and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wright and Margaret Wright of Lost Springs, Wyo.

The life of August Anders has come to a close suddenly, yet the memory of his pleasing character remains. At the close of the war he assisted organizing the local post of American Legion, later transfering to the Norfolk Post for convenience and in the course of affairs becoming a member of the Railway brotherhood.

Sympathy of all friends is extended to the family of relatives who regret and mourn the passing of a young man of upstanding character.

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