Anton O. Anderson, manager of the Advance Thrasher Company, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, was born at Lake Crystal, Minnesota, on April 7, 1872. His parents were Ole W. and Elsie (Farmer) Anderson, both natives of Norway. Father came to the United States in 1853, and mother in 1871.
Anton O. received a good common school education at Hillsboro, North Dakota. He then spent two years at Willmar Seminary, Willmar, Minnesota, and one year at the Lutheran College, at Decorah, Iowa. From 1899 to 1903, was engaged in the implement business at Northwood, North Dakota, when he sold out and became traveling salesman for the Advance Thrasher Company, until 1905, when he took charge as manager of their branch house at Grand Forks.
Mr. Anderson came to North Dakota in June, 1877, and with his father settled on a homestead at Hillsboro. He has taken an active interest in political matters, was reading clerk in the house of representatives, session of 1897, and was chief clerk during session of 1903. He is a member of the Masonic Order, and the A. O. U. W.
Mr. Anderson was married in 1898, to Miss Sadie Shelburn, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and has three children, Marion, Arthur, and Helen.
C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.