Salvation Army dedicates gravestone to immigrant volunteer who died a century ago

More than a hundred years after a Swedish immigrant died in St. Paul — the Salvation Army dedicated a gravestone in her honor.

Emma Anderson dedicated her life to volunteering with the Salvation Army and helping other immigrants get settled in their new country.

Retired Salvation Army volunteer — Major Paul Moore found out about Emma’s service and story — while doing genealogy research.

And he wanted make sure she would be remembered.

“Her story is quite tragic and when she died in 1916 at the age of 36 she had no family left so there was no one to pay for a stone for her,” Moore said. “So she has laid her for 106 years without a headstone.”

Major Moore was able to raise $800 to pay for the new granite grave marker for Emma.