Self-Reliance

Anton Falla, married to Gina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Kaase, homesteaded near Mose.  He lived under a hayrack until he could build a small house.  Anton's father, Anders, lived with the son's family later.  Anders was a veterinarian, carpenter, mason, and a self-reliant man.  He built his own coffin and roughbox, and made grave markers for himself and three other relatives.  On his own concrete marker he chiseled the birthplace and left a space for the date of death.

 

 

 

Source: Cooperstown, North Dakota 1882-1982 Centennial Page 128

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