Anna Augusta Rosengren

b. 2 July 1871, d. 23 February 1946

Anna Augusta Ross Davies, 1871-1946
  • Anna Augusta Rosengren was born on 2 July 1871 in Glömminge, Kalmar, Sweden.
  • She was known as Anna Augusta Ross after immigration.
  • Anna Augusta Rosengren arrived in the Port of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachussets, circa 1 June 1891, aboard the SS Cephalonia (burthen 3,480 tons, master W. S. Seccombe). Anna A. Rosengren was age 19, unmarried citizen of Sweden, departed Liverpool on 21 May 1891, traveling in No. 6 Aft, with one piece of baggage, destined for Massachusetts, intending a protracted sojourn.
  • She married Daniel Davies, son of Ellis Davies and Mary Morris, on 7 May 1898 in Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota.
  • Daniel Davies and Anna Augusta Rosengren appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, at American Avenue living not far from Dan's brother John.. Other members of the household included Ross Daniel Davies.
  • The following appeared on 27 December 1905 in The Deadwood Daily Pioneer-Times: The marriage of William Parry and Miss Olive Reckman took place Christmas at the home of John Davis in West Lead. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Murray of the Methodist church, and was witnessed by a large number of friends of the young people. Daniel Davis acted as best man and Mrs. Davis as matron of honor.
         Immediately after the ceremony the young people and their guests of the evening proceeded to the dining room, where they were treated to an elegant supper. The remainder of the evening was spent in a social way and the guests departed at a late hour, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Parry all the good things of life.
         The newly married couple were the recipients of many handsome and useful presents. They have gone to housekeeping in the Davis home, where they will remain for the present.
         Both are well known and popular in Lead. Mr. Perry is one of the trusted employes of the Homestake and the bride who has been a resident of this city for a long time has a large circle of friends.
  • Anna Augusta Rosengren became a widow at the 23 April 1906 death of her husband Daniel Davies.
  • The following appeared on 27 April 1906 in the Lead Daily Call: Mrs. Daniel Davies and family, John and Ellis Davies, William Parry and the other relatives in this city of the late Daniel Davies, wishes to return thanks to the kind friends who assisted them during the last illness of their beloved husband, father and brother, and especially are they thankful to the Knights of Pythias, the different bands of the city, the Musicians' union, and the Workmen and Miners' union, who contributed so much toward lessening the sorrow which they feel and the burden of grief which they must bear.
  • Anna Augusta Rosengren appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, at 412 Miners Avenue. Other members of the household included Charles Ellis Davies, Ross Daniel Davies and Marion Violet Davies.
  • She was a laundress, according to the 1910 census.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Anna Davies and her children Charles, Ross and Marion, about 1916.
  • Anna Augusta Rosengren appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Lead, South Dakota, at 412 Miners Avenue. Other members of the household included Charles Ellis Davies and Ross Daniel Davies.
  • Anna Augusta Rosengren appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Lead, South Dakota, at 412 Miners Avenue.
  • She was a kindergarten matron, according to the 1930 census.
  • The following appeared on 8 September 1931 in the Lead Daily Call: Fred Ross, well-known resident of the Black Hills region since 1883, succumbed to a short illness at his ranch home near Arpan, Butte county, Sunday morning at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Ross is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. Anna Davies, of Lead, a brother living in Sweden, and a brother-in-law, Henry may, of Lead. [:CR;]      Mr. Ross Came to the Black Hills in 1883 from Iron Mountain, Mich. For a number of years he was employed by the Homestake Mining company here. In 1890 he moved to a homestead in the vicinity of Arpan and has since made his home there. During his life he was elected four times to the house of representatives from Butte county. [:CR;]      He was a Lead and Black Hills member of all the branches of Masonry. [:CR;]      Funeral services are to be held here tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Masonic temple under the auspices of the local Masonic lodge. Interment will be made in the Masonic cemetery in West Lead.
  • The following appeared on 25 July 1933 in the Lead Daily Call: Mrs. Anna Davies of this city has been enjoying a family reunion the past week, the first time the family have all been home together in more than ten years. Mrs. Ray Hansen, formerly Marion Davies, and her husband of Oshkosh, Wis., arrived a week ago, and Ross Davies came last week also from Brookings to join his wife and two little daughters, Marion Jean and Dorothy Ann who had been guests of his mother and brother Charles in Lead the past four months. There was no special festivity to mark the reunion, the time being spent in visiting and pleasure rides to scenic places. Ross and his family returned Sunday to their home in Brookings, and Mr. and Mrs. Hansen will leave this evening via the North Western to return to their home in Oshkosh.
  • A snapshot was taken of Anna Davies with sons Charlie and Ross. (Based on the apparent ages of Charlie and Ross, the child in the foreground likely was Ross's daughter Dorothy.)
  • The following appeared on 22 May 1947 in the Lead Daily Call: (Ten Years Ago) Mrs. Anna Davies and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Humble, all of Lead, plan to leave here June 5 for New York City and will sail on June 9 for Sweden to spend the summer visiting relatives. This will be the first trip for Mrs. Davies to her native land in 46 years. Her daughter, Mrs. Ray Hanson, and son, Daniel, of Oshkosh, Wis., ane in Lead for a short visit with Mrs. Hanson's mother prior to her leaving. Mrs. Hanson is well known in Lead as Marian Davies. She is a sister of Charles Davies of Lead and will visit with her brother and family also.
  • Anna Augusta Rosengren arrived in the Port of New York on 22 July 1937, aboard the M/S Gripsholm, having departed Gothenburg, Sweden, on the 13th.
  • Anna Augusta Rosengren appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, at 620 Main Street lodging in the household of gold mining amalgamator Willis E. Rodeniser.
  • She was employed by a private kindergarten as a janitress, according to the 1940 census.
  • Anna Augusta Rosengren died on 23 February 1946 at age 74 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, at the home of her daughter.
  • She was interred at West Lead Cemetery, Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota.
  • The following appeared on 25 February 1946 in the Lead Daily Call: Word has been received in Lead of the death Saturday night of Mrs. Anna Davies at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marion Hansen, in Oshkosh, Wis. Mrs. Davies was a pioneer resident of Lead, widow of the late Dan Davies. Friends in Lead had received word last Wednesday of the critical illness of Mrs. Davies.
         The body is enroute to Lead and is expected to arrive Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from the chapel of the Rounsewell funeral home, withe the Rev. E. F. Siegfriedt of Christ Episcopal church officiating. Interment will be in West Lead cemetery.
         The deceased is survived by two sons and a daughter. They are Ross Davies of Huron, Charles of Fredonia, Ariz., Mrs. Marian Hansen of Oshkosh, and four grandchildren. It is understood the sons and daughter will come to Lead for the final services.
         Mrs. Davies was a member of Lead Chapter No. 18, O.E.S., and attended Christ Episcopal church. She was matron of Phoebe Hearst kindergarten for many years until ill health forced her retirement. She went to Wisconsin last year to live with her daughter.
  • The following appeared on 28 February 1946 in the Lead Daily Call: Sympathizing friends from over a wide area of the Black Hills including Belle Fourche, Rapid City and other distant towns as well as many from Lead, gathered in the chapel of the Rounsewell funeral home yesterday afternoon for the last rites at 3 o'clock in memory of the late Mrs. Anna Davies, widely known early day Lead resident, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marian Hansen, in Oshkosh, Wis., Saturday night. The casket was surrounded with many floral emblems.
         The Rev. E. F. Siegfriedt, rector of Christ Episcopal church, conducted the services and the Episcopal choir sang two hymns, "Peace, Perfect Peace" and "Abide With Me." Miss Sophia Williams played the accompaniments.
         The Pythian Sisters conducted the commitment rites of that order following the church rites, during which Miss Robin Thomas sang the hymn, "One Sweetly Solemn Though," playing her own accompaniment.
         Interment was in the West Lead cemetery, the casket bearers being Harvey Oates, Herbert Eide, Verne Luke, Alvin Ross, George Klingler and Albert Ripley. An honorary escort was composed of neighbors and other friends of the deceased and of her family and included Amandis Klingler, Roy Fockler, W. E. Rodeniser, Charles Parsons, H. P. Dupras, Alfred Lind, Roy Klingler, Alvah Campbell, and E. R. Graham.
         The body of Mrs. Davies was accompanied to Lead by her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Davies, Huron. Other relatives in attendance included her other son, Charles Davies and his wife and son of Fredonia, Ariz. Mrs. Hansen, the daughter, was unable to come owing to illness.
         The deceased was a native of Sweden, born in Glomminge, Oland, July 2, 1871. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 19, living in Boston until coming to the Black hills three years later. She was united in marriage on May 7, 1898, to Dan Davies, who preceded her in death in 1906.
         In addition to her two sons and daughter she is survived by four grandchildren, Marian and Dorothy Davies, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Davies; Ross Sander Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davies, and Daniel Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hansen; and a sister, Hilma, living in Sweden.
         She had been matron of the Hearst kindergarten for 28 years, relinquishing that position last year owing to ill health. She was a past chief of Crescent Lodge No. 3, Pythian Sisters, a member of the O.E.S., and attended the Baptist church.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jul 2016

Family: Daniel Davies b. 18 June 1870, d. 24 April 1906