Obit: Twait, Anna Larsena (1870 - 1957)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Twait, Nelson, Sorenson, Talso, Bingham, Lenser, Voie, Niemi, Richers, Morrias, Tanner  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 3, 1957 

Twait, Anna Larsena (14 September 1970 - 19 June 1957 

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon June 23, at 1:30 p.m. from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Longwood, Wis., for Mrs. Henry Twait, who died at her home on Wednesday evening, June 19, due to old age complications. She had been in poor health for the past few months. Rev. Tanner officiated. Mrs. Otto Voie sang two solos, accompanied by Shirley Niemi at the organ.  Burial was made in the church cemetery. 

Pallbearers were her six grandsons: Emery and Harold Sorenson, Rolland and Harold and Kenneth Bingham and Orville Lenser.  Flower girls were: Mrs. Patricia Richers, Freda Twait, Sarah Twait, Mrs. Rosella Morrias, Mrs. Harold Bingham and Mrs. Harold Sorenson. 

Anna Larsena Twait was born September 14, 1870, near Bergen, Norway.  She was the daughter of Nels and Carrie Nelson.  On September 10, 1894, she was married to Henry Twait. Two years later they came to America and settled around Ottawa, Ill.  In 1919 they moved to Wisconsin and settled on a farm two miles east of Longwood, where she lived until her death. 

She is survived by five sons: Fred of Lake Forest, Ill.; Silas of Good hope, Ill.; Nels and Olaf, at home; and Elmer of Chicago, Ill.; and by three daughters: Mrs. Emil (Martha) Sorenson, Mrs. Vaino (Evelyn) Talso, and Elizabeth of Longwood.  Fifteen grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive.  Her husband died in October, 1949.  

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Longwood and the Ladies Aid. 



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