|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1904|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1989|
The youngest of twelve children, eight of which survived to maturity, born to Thomas Franklin Anderson and Molly Elizabeth "Mary" Brewer Anderson, LEWIS FRANK ANDERSON was born on July 30, 1904, and spent the first twelve years of his life at Cedarville, Crawford County, Arkansas, about 12 1/2 miles north of Van Buren. As a boy, he attended school at Figure Four, about a mile to a mile and one-half north of the family's home. Lewis walked to school, in all kinds of weather, carrying a small pail which contained his lunch of a left-over biscuit, fruit from the family orchards, etc. Sometimes in cold weather, hot potatoes served as handwarmers and later became a part of lunch. In 1916, he left "those hills of Arkansas" as he was fond of calling them, and moved in a wagon with his birth family to Lincoln County, Oklahoma. The family settled near Kendrick where Lewis attended school.
Near Stroud, he met his future wife, Opal Mary Miller, and their first date was to a revival meeting at which her father was the evangelist. He and Opal were married, May 16, 1926, at the home of Reverend Frank E. Lacquement in Prague, Oklahoma. After their marriage, they made their home in Stroud. Lewis and Opal were the parents of three daughters: (1) Lueta Ruth Anderson Kellerby (1927 - 2005),(2) Janie Sue Anderson Anderson (born in 1943), and Doris Ann Anderson Farrell (born in 1946).
Lewis attended college at night at Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma. He taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in Lincoln County during the day. He then served as assistant county superintendent of schools before beginning his civil service career with the postal department. After delivering mail up and down the hilly streets of Chandler for many years, he retired from federal service in December of 1965.
Lewis was a long-time elder of the Churches of God and served in various capacities within the denomination, at both state and national levels, including the national missions board and clerk of the Oklahoma State Conference for 19 years. His family and his church were the most important parts of his life. The statement was made at his funeral service, "No higher commendation can be made concerning a man than that his children and grandchildren follow his God." Lewis' highest vocations were that of Christian, husband, father, and grandfather.
On February 15, 1989, Lewis passed away at his home in Chandler, of congestive heart failure. His health was excellent until shortly before his death, and he had enjoyed almost 24 years of retirement life. He was buried at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler, where he and Opal had lived and raised their family since relocating there in 1933.
Thomas Franklin Anderson (1862 - 1934)
Molly Elizabeth Brewer Anderson (1862 - 1926)
Opal Mary Miller Anderson (1911 - 1998)*
Lueta Ruth Anderson Kellerby (1927 - 2005)*
Ida Annie Anderson (1884 - 1886)*
Rosa Ann Anderson Batchelor (1886 - 1971)*
Stephen Nelson Anderson (1887 - 1971)*
Infant Daughter 2 Anderson (1889 - 1889)*
Infant Daughter 1 Anderson (1889 - 1889)*
Andrew Joseph Anderson (1890 - 1954)*
Nora Louisa Anderson Batchelor (1892 - 1985)*
William Monroe Anderson (1894 - 1963)*
Martha Ellen Letisha Anderson Tudor (1896 - 1978)*
Mary Florence Anderson Kerns (1899 - 1972)*
Infant Son Anderson (1901 - 1901)*
Lewis Frank Anderson (1904 - 1989)
Back of stone: Married May 16, 1926
Oak Park Cemetery
Plot: Block 14
Maintained by: Janie Anderson
Originally Created by: OkieBran
Record added: Sep 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21596921