Anton J. Myhra

Fargo, North Dakota

was born in Nes at Hedemarken in 1875 and emigrated to America in 1899 to Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 1902. In 1907 he established his own masonry company, which he had operated in Held. Hehe was both a good salesman and capable of fine stonework.

With his sudden death at St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota on the 18th of August 1916 he has left the Norwegian Colony in Fargo, North Dakota with a large loss. He was president of the Scandinavian Workers Union "Solstraalen", which he had helped organize and done much for. He was also in the Sons of Norway regional society "Kringen" where he has worked as both vice president and Financial secretary. He continued with the singing society "Orpheus" and contributed a lot of energy when he was with that organization. His singing brothers sent the following beautiful sympathy message after the funeral to his wife, children and family:

"To Mrs. Anton J. Myhra.

It is with sincere sorrow in our hearts, that we members of the "Orpheus" singing society through these lines that we take the opportunity to forward our greetings and sympathy to those of you, his wife, children and the remaining members of the family's sorrowful survivors ,on our beloved singing brother Anton J. Myhra's sudden death. Singers and comrades, he was surely nearest to us after our own home and family and he will stay in our hearts and so our missing him is so great for us. Death seeks out those who are the most beloved and best, and we, the least knowledgable, cand barely spare them being torn away from us. Despite all of that, on this sorrowful day we find comfort and encouragement in our memories about his easy and confident manner, his epithet and his idealistic morals, as well as in all of his great contributions to the value of our lives which has to be enough until the day when we shall again assemble in a magnificent and delightful singing choir.

Orpheus" Singing society."

Myhra is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Myhra, who was born in Wermeland, Sweden and four children: Florence, Evelyn, Arnold and Harald.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 146


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