Saturday, December 26, 2009

Herman Erickson 1877-1970 Gladys Blackburn 1886-1942

Herman Erickson
Note: Herman was the only Ericksson to americanized the spelling of his surname, It was originally spelled Eriksson.
Born: 30 Nov 1877 Bodahult,Trökörna, Skaraborg, Sweden
Parents: Erik Eriksson and Christina Andersdotter
Herman left from Copenhagen 21 Apr 1898 on board ship Furnessia
Arrived in Utah 13 May 1898
Occupation: Farmer his entire life
Married Gladys Edna Blackburn 18 Nov 1904 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 4 Nov 1970 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Buried Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Following information about Herman comes from Special Collections BYU-Idaho
ID 11818
Last Name: Erickson
First Name: Herman
Age: 92
Gender: M
Cemetery: Archer, Idaho
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1877
Birth Place: Trokorna, Skaraborg, Sweden
Date Died: 4 Sep 1970
Death Place: Archer, Idaho
Father: Erick Erickson
Mother: Kristina Anderson
Spouse: Gladys Edna Blackburn, md 18 Nov 1904. Died Jul 1942
Sources: Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 8 Sep 1970, pg 27--Picture. Funeral Program. Archer Ward Film, 0007350, # 86 and 180.
Remarks: Sutton Cemetery.
From the grandson named after him:  My grandfather became a member (of the LDS Church) in Sweden when he was 18. In April 1898 at the age of 21 he came to America after receiving permission from the King of Sweden. Back then that was the only way you could gain consent to leave. He arrived in Brigham City, Utah the 13th of May the same year. He married Gladys Blackburn, one of the Mayor's daughters and moved to Archer, Idaho in June 1900. He carved out of sagebrush and rock, over 300 acres of farm ground and made a good life for his wife and family of 11 children. He was a man of few words and believed action spoke louder than words. As the community grew, Grandpa Herman donated 1000 hours of labor and materials to help build the Archer Church and later helped build the Archer school. He also built a Swedish-style barn that still stands as a land mark in the area.  The gospel, family and community meant everything to him. He passed away at the age of 92 and I served as one of the pallbearers when I was 12 years old.     Herman 
Sources
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm
1910 US Census for Archer, Fremont, Idaho (no age given)
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 42)
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 52)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho Page 1A (age 62)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42196421
Gladys Edna Blackburn
Born 1 Sep 1886 Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
Parents: Thomas Henry Bark Blackburn and Roxcy Lucina Bigler
Died 2 Jul 1942 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Buried Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Following information about Gladys from Special Collections BYU-Idaho
ID 11988
Last Name: Erickson
First Name: Gladys Edna Blackburn
Age: 55
Gender: F
Cemetery: Archer, Idaho
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1886
Birth Place: Brigham City, Utah
Date Died: 2 Jul 1942
Death Place: Archer, Idaho
Father: Thomas Henry Blackburn
Mother: (left blank but it is Roxy Bigler)
Spouse: Herman Erickson, md 18 Nov 1904.
Sources: Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 6 Jul 1942, pg 10 and 7 Jul 1942, pg 2. Weiser Eckersell Mortuary, Rigby, Idaho
Remarks: Stroke. Weiser--Eckersell Funeral Home, Rexburg, Idaho. Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Idaho.
Sources
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm
1910 US Census for Archer, Fremont, Idaho (age 23)
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 33)
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 43)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho Page 1A (age 53)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42196507
 
CHILDREN


Herman Eugene Erickson - Gene
Herman Eugene (Gene) Erickson
Born 11 Oct 1905 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Occupation: Farmer
Married Esther Viola Rawls 18 Nov 1934, Salt Lake City, Utah
Died 6 Apr 1953 Rexburg, Madison, Utah
Buried Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Children: 5 
Original headstone
Following information about Eugene is from Special Collections BYU-Idaho
ID 11607
Last Name: Erickson
First Name: Herman Eugene
Age: 47
Gender: M
Date Died: 6 Apr 1953
Cemetery: Archer, Idaho
New headstone
Esther Viola Rawls Erickson
Birth Date: 11 Oct 1905
Birth Place: Archer, Idaho
Death Place: Rexburg, Idaho
Father: Herman Erickson
Mother: Gladys Edna Blackburn
Spouse: Esther Viola Rawls, md 18 Nov 1934, Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple.
Sources listed in the special collections information:
Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 7 Apr 1953, pg 11 and 12 Apr 1953, pg 11, Funeral. Funeral Program--Picture. Record of Funeral. Archer Ward Film, 0007350, # 88 &182 & 23.
Remarks: Cerebral Hemorrhage & Malignant Hypertension. Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Idaho.
Sources
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm
1910 US Census for Archer, Fremont, Idaho (age 4)
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 14)
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 24)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho page 5A
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69252597
Joseph Alvin Erickson
Joseph Alvin Erickson
Born 17 Jul 1907 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Joseph Alvin Erickson headstone
Married Althea Haws 10 Aug 1927 Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
Died 17 Sep 1956 Magee, Shoshone, Idaho
Children: Alvin, Maurine, Bruce, Kerry, 6 others still living
Buried Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Following information about Alvin is from Special Collections BYU-Idaho ID 11884
Last Name: Erickson
First Name: Joseph Alvin
Age: (this was blank)
Gender: U
Cemetery: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Birth Date: 17 Jul 1907
Birth Place: Archer, Idaho
Date Died: 16 Sep 1956
Death Place: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Father: Herman Erickson
Mother: Edna Blackburn
Spouse: Althea Haws married 10 Aug 1927 Rexburg, Died 6 May 1984 Hayden Lake, Id.
Morse Mort. Restlawn Memorial
Sources
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm
1910 US Census for Archer, Fremont, Idaho (age 2)
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 12)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho page 8A
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37191871
Henry Erick Erickson
Henry Erick Erickson
Born 16 Feb 1909 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Served LDS Mission to Sweden (set apart by David O McKay)
Occupation: Grocer/retail for 30+ years
Married DeVeda Christine Nelson 2 Dec 1935 Lorenzo, Madison, Idaho
Died 28 Feb 1997 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Buried Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Henry and DeVeda Erickson
Children: DeVon, 4 others still living
Following about Henry is from Special Collections BYU-Idaho
ID 11983
Last Name: Erickson
First Name: Henry Erick
Age: 88
Gender: M
Cemetery: Archer, Idaho
Henry and DeVeda Erickson headstone
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1909
Birth Place: Archer, Idaho
Date Died: 28 Feb 1997
Death Place: Archer, Idaho
Father: Herman Erickson
Mother: Gladys Blackburn
Spouse: DeVeda Nelson, md 2 Dec 1935, Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple. Died 21 Jan 1992.
Sources listed in special collections: Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 2 Mar 1997, pg C-3--Picture. Standard Journal, Rexburg, Idaho--Picture. Funeral Program--Picture.
Remarks: Flamm Funeral Home, Rexburg, Idaho. Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Idaho.
Sources
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm
1910 US Census for Archer, Fremont, Idaho (age 1)
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 10)
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 21)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho page 5B
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69252793

Howard Blackburn Erickson
Howard Blackburn Erickson
Born 11 Jun 1911 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Married Frona Rawls 12 Sep 1941 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Shonnie, 7 more still living
Served in Navy WW2
Died 7 Oct 1987 Mt Vernon, Skagit, Washington
Following from Special Collections BYU-Idaho
ID: 11815
Last Name: Erickson
Howard Blackburn Erickson headstone
First Name: Howard Blackburn
Age: 76
Gender: M
Cemetery: Mount Vernon, Washington
Birth Date: 11
Frona Rawls Erickson
Jun 1911
Birth Place: Archer, Idaho
Date Died: 7 Oct 1987
Death Place: Mt. Vernon, Washington
Father: Herman Erickson
Mother: Edna Blackburn
Spouse: Frona Rawls, md 12 Sep 1941, Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple.
Sources listed in special collections information: Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 14 Oct 1987.
Remarks: U S Navy - WW II, Alzheimer's Disease. Hawthorn Funeral Chapel, Mount Vernon, Washington.
Sources
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 8)
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 18)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 27)
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm
Pictures courtesy of Mickey (thanks for sharing!)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83874119
Bernarr Blackburn Erickson
Bernarr Blackburn Erickson
Born 15 Nov 1913 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Married Martha Elizabeth (Mattie) Jackson 15 Nov 1933 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation:  Farmer
Children: Sheila, Gaylen, Gary, Hal, Dan, and four more that are living  
Died 24 Nov 1972 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Following about Bernarr is from Special Collections BYU-Idaho
Bernarr and Mattie headstone
ID: 11778
Last Name: Erickson
First Name: Bernarr Blackburn
Age: 59
Gender: M
Cemetery: Archer, Idaho


Bernarr, Mattie, and children


Birth Date: 15 Nov 1913
Birth Place: Archer, Idaho
Date Died: 24 Nov 1972
Death Place:
Father: Herman Erickson
Mother: Gladys E. Blackburn
Spouse: Martha Jackson, md 15 Nov 1933.
Sources: Sexton. Funeral Program--Picture. Archer Ward Film, 0007350, # 91.
Remarks: Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Idaho
Sources
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 6)
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 16)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho Page 1A (age 26)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69253081 



Norman Blackburn Erickson
*Norman Blackburn Erickson
Born 15 Dec 1915 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Served LDS Mission (Western States) 
Norman and Bessie headstone
Married Bessie Amelia Small 11 Mar 1941 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Norman and Bessie Erickson
Occupation:  Farmer (all of his life), Farm Bureau Insurance, Ricks College Security, Ricks College Custodial
Children: 6 - all living
Died 31 Dec 2011 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Buried 6 Jan 2012 Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Sources
Personal Knowledge
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 4)
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 14)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho Page 1A (age 24)
Death Certificate
Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Family Search
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82763812 
Edna Blackburn Erickson
Edna Blackburn Briggs
Born 4 Dec 1917 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Married Earl Albert Briggs 9 Apr 1941 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Sandra (they only had one)
Died 14 Dec 2004 Estacada, Oregon
The following about Edna is from Special Collections BYU-Idaho
ID: 178916
Last Name: Briggs
First Name: Edna Erickson
Edna Erickson and Earl Briggs headstone
Age: 87
Gender: F
Cemetery: Archer, Idaho
Edna and Earl Briggs
Birth Date: 4 Dec 1917
Birth Place: Archer, Idaho
Date Died: 14 Dec 2004
Death Place: Estacada, Oregon
Father: Herman Erickson
Mother: Gladys Edna Blackburn
Spouse: Earl Albert Briggs, md 9 Apr 1941, Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple. Died.
Sources listed in the special collections information: Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 18 Dec 2004, pg A-10--Picture. Remarks: Eckersell Memorial Chapel, Rigby, Idaho. Sutton Cemetery.
Sources
Personal Knowledge
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 2)
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 12)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho Page 1A (age 22)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42108730

Stanley Blackburn Erickson
Stanley Blackburn Erickson
Born 2 Jun 1919 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Occupation: Farmer
Military:  WW2 - Army
Married Ethlyn Thompson 3 Apr 1946 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children - all still living
Died 24 Oct 1985 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Stanley and Ethelyn headstone
Buried Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Following about Stanley from Special Collections BYU-Idaho
ID: 11752
Last Name: Erickson
Stanley and Ethelyn Erickson
First Name: Stanley Blackburn
Age: 66
Gender: M
Cemetery: Archer, Idaho
Birth Date: 2 Jun 1919
Birth Place: Archer, Idaho
Date Died: 24 Oct 1985
Death Place: Archer, Idaho
Father: Herman Erickson
Mother: Edna Gladys Blackburn
Spouse: Ethelyn Thompson, md 3 Apr 1946, Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple. Died.
Sources: Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 25 Oct 1985, pg B-9--Picture. Funeral Program--Picture. Headstone. Archer Ward Film, 0007350, # 95.
Remarks: Heart attack. WW II-Army. Flamm Funeral Home, Rexburg, Idaho.
Sources
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm
1920 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 6 months)
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 10)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho Page 1A (age 20)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69253507
Ada Erickson
Ada Erickson
Born 29 Dec 1921 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Died 7 Apr 1929 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Buried Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Following about Ada is from Special Collections BYU-Idaho
ID: 11786
Last Name: Erickson
First Name: Ada
Age: 7
Ada Erickson headstone
Gender: F
Cemetery: Archer, Idaho
Birth Date: 29 Dec 1921
Birth Place: Archer, Idaho
Date Died: 7 Apr 1929
Death Place: Archer, Idaho
Father: Herman Erickson
Mother: Gladys Blackburn
Spouse:
Sources: Rexburg Journal, Rexburg, Idaho, 12 Apr 1929, pg 2. Headstone. Sexton, # 196. Section 2 # 289. Funeral Program--Picture. Archer Ward Film, 0007350, # 463.
Remarks: Accidentally electrocuted. Eckersell Memorial Chapel, Rigby, Idaho. Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Idaho.
Sources
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchDetail.cfm

Olive Gladys Erickson
Olive Gladys Erickson
Born 20 Nov 1923 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Olive and Eddie headstone
Married Edward (Eddy) Smith
Children: Delana (They only had one)
Died 13 Apr 2013 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Buried 17 Apr 2013 Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Sources
Personal Knowledge
1930 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho (age 6)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho Page 1A (age 16)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108421536


Phyllis Erickson
Phyllis Erickson
Born 26 June 1926 Archer, Madison, Idaho
Married Melvin Lehi Smith 18 Sep 1946 Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Children:  Orkell, Reuel, Melauna, Kristen, Desiree, Farlyn, and Janalee
Died 6 May 2015 Gables Assisted Living Center, Ammon, Bonneville, Idaho
Buried Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, Idaho
Obituary:
Phyllis and Melvin
Phyllis Erickson Smith, 88, of Ammon, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015, at The Gables. She was under hospice care and was also assisted by loving family members.

Phyllis was born June 26, 1926, in Archer, Idaho, to Herman Erickson and Gladys Edna Blackburn Erickson. By two years of age she was singing at any opportunity. She learned how to work in the fields with her brothers at an early age, and gained a strong work ethic learning how to thin beets, ride the derrick horse, shock grain, and milk cows. At age 11 she started playing piano for Primary, then for school dances and plays. She also became a piano accompanist for soloists and church choirs.

She grew up and attended schools in Archer, graduating from Madison High School in 1944. She also attended Ricks College and earned an Associate’s Degree in Education.

On September 18, 1946, she was married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple to an Arizona native who was a returned missionary and a World War II Veteran named Melvin Lehi Smith. They had seven children, Orkell, Reuel, Melauna, Kristen, Desiree, Farlyn, and Janalee.

Phyllis and Melvin moved a lot in their early years together to Idaho communities of Moscow,
Phyllis Erickson and Melvin Smith headstone
Shelley, then to Mesa, Arizona, and back to Idaho Falls, Lincoln, then to Ukiah, California, and back to Shelley, Idaho, where they lived for 36 years before relocating to Ammon in 2000. Throughout her life, Phyllis was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and homemaker. She taught her children and grandchildren and many other youth in the Shelley and Jameston areas how to play the piano.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in the Primary, Relief Society, and held many positions related to music, including her favorite role as an organist. She and Melvin served an LDS mission to San Bernardino, California, from the fall of 1988 to the spring of 1990.

She enjoyed sewing, quilt making, yodeling, keeping a journal, scrapbooking, giving humorous readings, and playing old fashioned games with her family.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Orkell (Larry) Mortimer of Rigby, ID; son, Reuel (Lynet) Smith of Ammon, ID; daughter, Melauna (Ken) Anderson of Centerville, UT; son, Kristen (Connie) Smith of Idaho Falls, ID; daughter, Desiree (Robin) Russell of Sandy, UT; son, Farlyn (Yoshiko) Smith of Magna, UT; daughter, Janalee (Steve) Tobias of South Jordan, UT; 28 grandchildren and 74 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Smith; parents, Herman and Gladys Erickson; sisters, Edna (Earl) Briggs, Ada Erickson, and Olive (Eddy) Smith; brothers, Eugene (Viola), Alvin (Althea), Henry (Deveda), Howard (Frona), Bernarr (Mattie), Norman (Bessie), and Stanley (Ethlyn) Erickson; great-grandson, Jaxon Smith; and great-granddaughter, Saydie Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Ammon LDS 18th Ward (4363 East 17th Street), with Bishop Brian Call officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 7-8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home East Side (963 S. Ammon Road) and Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Archer-Sutton Cemetery.

The family expresses appreciation to the staff of The Gables of Ammon and Aspen Home Health and Hospice for their kindness and compassion. 

Sources
Personal knowledge
1930 US Census for Madison County, Idaho (age 3)
1940 US Census for Archer, Madison, Idaho Page 1A (age 13)
Obituary
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=146172205





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