Moen, Anton

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Branch: 91st Division, American Army

Anton was born on May 4, 1890 in Kristiansund, Nordmore, Norway. He came to the United States as a young man and attended Spokane College from 1912 to 1917, training to be a teacher. Anton was teaching in Montana when he enlisted in the American army in 1917. On October 4, 1918, Anton was wounded and spent the remainder of that year in hospital. He was discharged from the army May 17, 1919. In 1921, Anton moved to the Peace River country and took up a homestead in the Bad Heart district. Anton worked for farmers in the district including the Carveth family while trying to build up his own homestead. On April 27, 1927, he married Jane Broughall Stubbs who passed away nine years later from a heart condition. He then married Anna Smichura in July 22, 1938; they had seven children. Anton died on October 23, 1959.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 59; HT Nov. 6, 1959