Alfred F. ERICKSON
- Birth: 23 Oct 1853, Luleo, Sweden 4
- Married: 19 Nov 1876, Ronea, Sweden
- Death: 2 Feb 1932, Edmonds, Snohomish, WA 4
Obituary in newspaper.
Erickson - At the Edmonds Hospital, Edmonds, Washington, Feb. 2, 1932; Elder Afred Erickson. Aged 78 years.
Alfred Erickson was born in Luleo (Lulea), in the northern part of Sweden, on October 23d, 1853. He was married to Miss Anna Lovisa Vickstein 56 years ago. After four years in the homeland the little family left for America, settling first in Kansas, and later, moving westward through Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon to their final home in Edmonds, Wash.
Elder Erickson was a devout Christian from early youth. Originally a Lutheran, in this country he became affliated first with the Baptist, and later with the Advent Christian communions. He did some preaching for the Baptist Church and was ordained a minister of the Advent Christian Church at Mann's Creek, Idaho. He held a pastorship at Nampa. Ida., and was widely known as a preacher of righteousness at conventions, camp meetings, and protracted meetings in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. For a number of years he was active in the church at Colton, Oregon, and about three years ago he became a loyal and devoted member of the Advent Christian Church in Seattle. He was a member of the Willamette Valley Advent Christian Conference and of the Advent Christian Mutual Association at the time of his death.
A severe cough had fastened upon our brother in the late summer. More recently an attack of the influenza had sapped his strength. The ultimate cause of death was chrinoc Myocarditis. He was tenderly cared for at the home until the day before the end, when on account of the sickness of the beloved wife and little granddaughter, he was removed to the hospital. The end came quietly and he rests in peace. He fought a good fight and has finished his course and will receive the promised crown.
Besides his faithful wife, he leaves four daughters and two sons; Mrs. Johanna Alfreda Erickson of Edmonds, Mrs Rose Smith of Boise, Ida., Mr Fred Erickson of Portland, Mr. John Robert Erickson of Portland, Mrs. Emma Webb of Oregon City, and Mrs. Eva Naomi Smeade of Edmonds; also eighteen grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 6th, at the Edmonds Funeral Parlors, the writer being assisted by Mrs. Gertrude Woodford, Mrs. Delma Ingersol, and Miss Mary Forester. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Edmonds. Words of comfort wer spoken from Psalm 88:10 and Isa. 26:19. LEE E. BAKER
Alfred married Anna (Lovisa or Louise) VICKSTEIN on 19 Nov 1876 in Ronea, Sweden. (Anna (Lovisa or Louise) VICKSTEIN was born on 12 Mar 1856 in Ronea, Sweden and died on 12 Nov 1948 in Edmonds, Snohomish, WA 5.)