Edward Larson

Edward Larson came to Cooperstown with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Larson in 1934 from Steele County.  His parents operated a cream station for around 15 years.

He graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1936.

He then attended welding school in Wahpeton and worked in an auto body shop in Minneapolis.

He married Mabel Bettenhausen of Wishek, North Dakota on

August 16, 1942 at Binford, North Dakota

He served in the United States Air Force in World War II from

October 1942 till February 1946, and was stationed in India for 18 months.

After he came back from the service he returned to Cooperstown and started an Auto Body Shop in 1947 with a partner, Bill Turner, in the Adam Chevrolet garage.  After 10 years at the Chevrolet garage he went to work at Main Motors.  In 1963 he opened his own auto body shop on the east end of town under the name of Eddie's Auto Body Shop, which he presently owns.

Edward and Mabel have four children: 

1.     Kathryn Grace,

2.     Jane Marion,

3.     Paul Edward, and

4.     David John. 

Kathy is married to Rodney Strand of Hannaford, North Dakota They have two daughters, Angela Jane and Kelly Anne and make their home in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Jane is married to Joseph Anesta of Brooklyn, New York.  They presently live in Fargo, North Dakota.  Paul graduated in 1975 from the University of North Dakota with a B. S. in Music.  David is presently attending the University of North Dakota pursuing a degree in accounting.

Mabel has been employed as a Nurse's Aide at the Griggs County Nursing Home since 1973.

The Larsons presently live at 1432 Lenham Avenue and are members of Hofva Lutheran Church.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 71

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