Anthon Nielson age 83
FAMILY DINNER Ex-Ranchinan Reaches 83 • Still keen on the sounds of ft herd on the trail, «, retired Utah and Idaho rancher will celebrate 1 his 83rd birthday j anniversary Sun- 1 day with a family family dinner at the I residence of a j daughter, M r a. JLaMont Smith, 2750-20th East. Anthon J. Niel- I sen, Draper, a I firm believer in J hard work and "constant activity, Mr. Nielsen has known the lips and downs of agricultural prosperity prosperity in two western states. He pioneered ranching »nd fanning in the Blue creek area west of Tremonton, Tremonton, Box Elder county. From his tarty youth, -until the family "made m« slow down a bit," he engaged engaged in sheep and cattle raising and dry farming. He operated his last ranch at the age of 65 in Arco, Ida. Eldest son of Peter A. and Olivia Jensen Nielsen, he was born Oct. 20, 1866, in Draper. In- his youth he aided in quarrying granite rock used to construct Salt Lake temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. He married Esther E. Steele Dec. 30, 1890, in St. John. Tooele county. She died June 22, 1941. Mr. Nielsen is father of three •ons and five daughters, all living: living: Mrs. C. L. Ernstrom, with •whom he resides in Draper; Carl Nielsen, Draper; Mrs. Smith, Mrs. James Gunn, Mrs, Lois Nelson and Wilse Nielsen, Salt Lake City; Paul Nielsen, Ogden, and Mrs. Nathan Coe, Boulder City, Nev. He also has 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.