Hansen, Anton M. (1903-1958)

Anton M. Hansen, 55, Newfolden area bachelor, was found dead in his car last Tuesday in the yard of his farm 3 miles east and 2 miles south of Newfolden. Dr. E.E. Pumala, Marshall county coroner, ruled death due to a self-inflicted bullet wound in the right temple. A .22 caliber rifle was found in the car.

Death was believed to have come Saturday or early Sunday according to Marshall county sheriff’s department officials who investigated the shooting. Mr. Hanson was found by his brother, Even Hanson, and a nephew of the dead man, Morris Hanson, about noon on Tuesday.

A Sunday newspaper was found in the mailbox at the farm. No inquest will be held, Dr. Pumala stated.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Evangelical Free church of Newfolden with Rev. Julius Hoseth officiating. Interment was made in the Folden cemetery.

Born June 18, 1903 in Newfolden, Mr. Hanson was baptized and confirmed and grew to manhood there. He had been in the trucking business for a number of years and was operating a farm southeast of Newfolden for the past 22 years.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Karl (Mina) Peterson of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Mathilda Faxe of Grand View, Wash.; five brothers, Gust of Grand View, Wash., Bernt of Kinsey, Mont., Hansof Winifred Mont., Severin of Marion, Ind. And Even of rural Newfolden; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky