Thursday, July 19, 2012

Beverly Murty & Melvin Anderson

Beverly Murty was born in the Town of Rose 91 years ago to Rodney Murty and his wife Blanche Etheridge. Rodney delivered Beverly when Dr Fisher couldn't get there in time because of muddy roads. Melvin Anderson was born April 16, 1918 in the Town of Mt Morris to Halbert Anderson and his wife Louisa Charleson. Melvin attended the University of Wisconsin until he enlisted in the Army on Devember 14, 1942.  He served for the duration of the war.  At the time he was 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighted 126 pounds.  They married August 20, 1944 at the Wild Rose Methodist Church.  Melvin sold insurance in Wild Rose and later worked for Crane Plumbing Co. first as a salesman and then a plant manager.  Beverly first taught at the White River one room school near Wautoma. She also taught at Lac du Flambeau on the Indian Reservation and in Phelps. The majority of her teaching was in Stevens Point beginning in 1959.  She moved from the classroom to the library.  She received a Master's Degree in Library Science.  They were divorced. Melvin died April 24, 1975.  Beverly lives in Stevens Point.