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John James Anderson
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1873
Ashton-Under-Lyne
Lancashire, England
Death: Dec. 6, 1925
Biddeford
York County
Maine, USA

John's obituary appears in the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine, 7 Dec 1925 under the headlines: John J. Anderson; Death of Hightly Esteemed Citizen at His Home on Pool Street.

John was the son on Alexander McKee Anderson and Esther Ann Pollard. You can find him on the English censuses, living with his family in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

In early 1897, John marries Anne Ellen Doran. John and Anne have ten children; however, only two live to adulthood. Their sons, Edward and Norman, are listed as surviving in John's obituary. You can find many of their other children in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Section: St. Charles; Block: 18RH; Lot 2. Most of them are in unmarked graves and most of them died as infants. You can find them at this website: www.portlanddiocese.net/genealogy_main.php

The Anderson family came to Maine in the mid 1900s. John arrived in Halifax, Nova Soctia in March 1904 aboard the "Canada." His occupation is listed as barber. Anne (Annie) and Edward followed in 1905. John and his family were joining his mother and his older brother Joseph's family.

John worked as a machinist for many years in the Saco-Lowell shops. He was forced to give up work the last few months of his life because of his ill health. He was suffering from heart trouble.

John was a member of Biddeford council, Knights of Columbus, and was active in St. Mary's parish.

At the time of his death, John was living a 6 Pool Street, Biddeford with his family. He died at his home at about age 52.

The obituary lists the following survivors: a widow and two sons, Edward and Norman, all of this city. Norman is noted as a student at Biddeford high school and a prominent athlete.

John's funeral was held at 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary's church.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Esther Ann Pollard Anderson (1837 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Anne Ellen Doran Anderson (1870 - 1947)*
 
 Children:
  Anne Anderson*
  Edward Michael G. Anderson (1901 - 1964)*
  James Anderson (1912 - 1912)*
  Agnes Anderson (1912 - 1912)*
  John James Anderson (1926 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Anderson (1862 - 1911)*
  Agnes Eleanor Anderson Smith (1869 - 1922)*
  John James Anderson (1873 - 1925)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
Biddeford
York County
Maine, USA
Plot: St. Charles; 18 RH; Lot 2
 
Created by: Pam
Record added: Aug 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75132315
John James Anderson
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John James Anderson
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