Saturday, July 16, 2016

Photo Number 2299

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
Anna Huseby Pequot Lakes ant
Spurr in Decorah Iowa was the photographer.
Anna Huseby Pequot Lakes ant back
Anna Huseby
It also says that the photographer won an award in 1889…so we will date the photograph around that time.
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Update from Iggy:
Anna Huseby

Born in Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA on 20 Jun 1870 to Arne Johanson Huseby and Johanne Margrete Johansdatter. Anna married Anton Erickson and had 4 children. She passed away on 20 Jan 1946 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA


This photo went Full Circle 149 on July 26, 2016

6 comments:

  1. Anna Huseby

    Born in Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA on 20 Jun 1870 to Arne Johanson Huseby and Johanne Margrete Johansdatter. Anna married Anton Erickson and had 4 children. She passed away on 20 Jan 1946 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA.

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  2. http://husebybook.blogspot.com/2016/05/1895-iowa-census-johanna-huseby-family.html

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  3. My family history database has three women in it named Anna Huseby. I believe your identification of this photograph as Anna (Huseby) Erickson is correct judging by the probable date of the photo, and Anna's age at the time. Anna didn't marry Anton Erickson until 20 Mar 1896, so she still would have been using her maiden name up until that year.

    Anna (Huseby) Erickson also had a niece named Anna Mathilda Huseby, daughter of her older brother, John Albert Huseby. The younger Anna was born 2 Feb 1899, married a John William Morris in 1920, and died 20 Mar 1986 in Seattle, WA. I believe she would have been too young to be the Anna Huseby in the photo, and according to the information on the photographer below, he moved from Decorah to Waterloo, IA in 1900.

    The third Anna Huseby passed away at the age of 7.

    I also found some interesting information on the photographer Spurr:

    SPURR Arthur H. Spurr was a photographer in Creston, IA 1880s through early 1900s. His son Frank Arthur Spurr was also a photographer in Creston, IA. His brother E. Willard Spurr was a photographer in Decorah, IA 1890s and in Waterloo, IA 1900-1920. He later moved to CA. SOURCE: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iaphotos/PhotoShops/photogN-Z.htm

    This would all seem to confirm that the photo is indeed of Anna (Huseby) Erickson and was probably taken by Spurr in Decorah between 1890-1896.

    Interestingly I grew up in Decorah, IA (1960s-1980) and lived at 606 W. Water St.

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  4. Thanks for the information! I have the photo ready to mail to you in the morning! :)

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  5. Well, that must have taken first place as fastest turnaround ever! And what thorough investigation and interesting details. Despite the wear on the photo, it's still quite evident she had a beautiful face. Glad her photo found its way home!

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