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William Robert Anderson
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1855, Canada
Death: May 19, 1928
Jackson County
Kansas, USA

Husband of Effie Moore

William Robert Anderson, son of Robert Anderson, was born November 7, 1855 and died May 19, 1928. He married Effie Alton Moore. She was the second daughter, and fourth child, of Henry Rockwell Moore and Phoebe Jane (Nelson) Moore. She was born August 29, 1861. Henry R. Moore was born Feb. 11,1827, and died September 1,1906. Phoebe Jane was born Jan 24, 1836, and died May 7, 1903. They came to Kansas in a covered wagon drawn by an ox team in 1856. They homesteaded land just north of where Campbell College was later built. They built a sod house heated by a fireplace. They moved to a farm near Circleville, Kansas. They had nine children. Effie Alton was the fourth child. She and William were married November 25,1877, and began housekeeping on a farm near Soldier. This place was near the Jim Suter farm. While they lived there Mr. & Mrs. Jim Suter lost four of theis childred with diphtheria, and Bill and Effie were very worried about their babies. These very hard times for them.
William R Anderson was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge at Soldier. He held many offices in that lodge. When they moved to Circleville, William and Effie became members of the Methodist Church there and Bill served as superintendent of the Sunday School for some time. They also joined the chapter of the Eastern Star at Circleville. Bill became a salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine Company and bought Effie a new sewing machine which she used as long as she lived. In 1905 they moved into Circleville to care for Effie's father who died of cancer in September 1906. He left them his two acre home in the southeast part of Circleville. A new school house was built just east of their home. Zelpha, Phoebe and James finished their schooling there.
William R. Anderson became engaged in the cement business in Circleville. He built many basements, caves and bridges in Circleville and surrounding communities. He moved to Horton, Kansas and worked in the railroad shops there for some time, then moved back to Circleville. He continued in the cement business as long as he was able. He died May 19, 1928. Effie lived in the home until it burned in 1934. She lived on for several years, living with her children part of the time. Death came March 30, 1945, after a long and useful life. She left 126 living descendent.
Family links: 
  Robert Anderson (1816 - 1885)
  Jane Lloyd Anderson (1829 - 1911)
  Effie Afton Moore Anderson (1861 - 1945)
  Annie Bell Anderson Johnson (1878 - 1933)*
  Agnes Anderson Harrison (1881 - 1957)*
  Leslie Anderson (1883 - 1945)*
  Edna Anderson Gold (1885 - 1951)*
  Arthur Anderson (1888 - 1962)*
  Zilpha Anderson Mayhew (1890 - 1974)*
  Flora Anderson Ubben (1891 - 1953)*
  Phoebe Jane Anderson Swartz (1896 - 1986)*
  Henry Anderson (1899 - 1907)*
  James Anderson (1901 - 1973)*
  Marjery Anderson White (1848 - 1906)*
  Mary Jane Anderson Nuzman (1850 - 1904)*
  Isabella Anderson Johnson (1853 - 1880)*
  William Robert Anderson (1855 - 1928)
  Edward Anderson (1860 - 1905)*
  Clarissa Anderson Tolin (1863 - 1937)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Anderson Francis (1865 - 1939)*
  Alice Fryberger (1867 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Circleville Cemetery
Jackson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Lot 208
Created by: Donna Londeen
Record added: Mar 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18148002
William Robert Anderson
Added by: Donna Londeen
William Robert Anderson
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