Ora Anderson Ora Amelia Anderson Wescott Genealogical Information

Ora and Mable Anderson Ora and Mable Anderson

Ora in her teens Ora Anderson in her teens Ora before 1915 Ora Amelia Anderson before 1915

We have included an article on Public Schools taken from the History of Lakeville. The Memories Of The Old One Room School was written by Catherine Thomas (Mrs. Calvin). Her husband is the son Fred Thomas and Nena Cockbain and the grandson of Virgil Thomas and Clara Wescott. Teacher's at the District No 42 school also included Jane Cockbain before she became Mrs. Wells Hale Wescott, Mary Ann Cockbain before she married Wells Hale, and Ora Anderson who married Mary Ann and Wells' son Wells Jay. The picture with the school article shows a class taught by Ora Anderson Wescott, wife of Wells J. Wescott, and was probably taken around 1915 (not 1917 as stated in the caption).

Ora and Wells Wells L. Wescott and Ora Anderson Wescott (his mother), August 1940; Schrader, MN; Lake Shore Drive Ora Anderson Ora Anderson Wescott in 1940

Ora Anderson Ora Amelia Anderson Wescott, Wells L. Wescott, Helen Lillian Hilback Wescott
in front of Ora's 4th St House in September 1944

Ora Anderson Ora Anderson Wescott's Obituary
From Dakota County Tribune, April 19, 1946, Page 1 Ora Wescott Dies Suddenly

Friend were saddened this week to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Wells Wescott, age 54, in Minneapolis, formerly of Farmington. She was found dead in bed, April 12, at her home, 1115 St. S.E.(sic), Minneapolis; death being due to coronary thrombosis.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Washburn-McReavy Mortuary, Minneapolis, and burial was in Corinthian cemetery, Farmington, beside her husband; Rev. A. E. Neve officiated at grave-side services.

Ora Anderson was born Jan. 25, 1892, in Blue Earth County and later her family moved to Hastings. She came to Farmington and taught rural school in the Wescott district, just northeast of Farmington.

She was united in marriage with Wells Wescott, Dec. 1, 1915, and he was fatally injured in a railroad accident at Kellogg, Minn., July 17, 1920.

Mrs. Wescott is survived by three children; Grant, Ora, Marie (Mrs. Erwin Rector) (sic) and Wells, all of Minneapolis, also two grandchildren. She is also mourned by one sister, Mrs. Pete Schiller of Hastings; three brothers, Arthur of Pine City; Aster and Dwight of Blue Earth county.

The Wescott family resided here until about twelve years ago, when the moved to Minneapolis, where they have since resided. The deceased is a daughter-in-law of Mrs. Mary Wescott of Farmington.

Note: Home address was 1115 4th St. S.E. She is not buried next to Wells J., but back and to the left of the family plot, in the back section of the cemetery. Dakota County Tribune, July 24, 1920, page 1

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