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William Harrison Anderson
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1840
Jennings County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1922
Colfax
McLean County
Illinois, USA

Obit for William Harrison Anderson Cooksville Enterprise, Thursday January 5, 1922
DEATH OF A PIONEER CITIZEN
William Harrison Anderson passed away at his home here at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 1922 after an illness of several years.
The funeral services will be held at the home Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. O McNemar of the Christian Church of which the deceased was a member. Burial will be in the Wiley Cemetery.
William Harrison Anderson, a prominent citizen of Colfax, and formally a prosperous farmer in Anchor Twp, whose attention for nearly 27 years has been successfully breeding of high grade horses in the vicinity of Colfax, was born in Jennings Co., Indiana, July 26, 1840, son of William G. and Jane Sheridan Anderson, native of Indiana, who came to Illinois in 1855.
He accompanied his parents to Illinois, attending the common schools in both states and subsequently becoming a student at Eureka College, where he remained one year. After completing his studies he was occupied for 8 years in teaching school. He had been reared to farm life and at the end of his experience as a teacher purchased 170 acres of land in Anchor township on which he followed farming with profitable results until 1881. In that year he took up residence in Colfax and confined his efforts to the business of raising fine horses. From 1893 to 1896 Mr. Anderson was cashier of the State Bank of Colfax and at different times was connected with hardware business in partnership with his father and Richard Williams. Later he associated with his father and son in law in a general store for about four years. In 1904 he sold his farm an rented land from his father, on which his horse raising operations were conducted. In connection with his enterprise he was widely known throughout Illinois.
On December 25, 1862 Mr Anderson was united in marriage at the brides home in Lexington Township, with Miss Charity Williams, who was born in Ohio, March 10 1843. Two children resulted from this union, namely John M., a dentist of Saybrook and Mrs Metta Hawk, of Virginia, Illinois. He is also survived by one brother, Millard Anderson, and one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Payne, both of this place.
In politics Mr Anderson was for many years allied with the republican party and as long as his health permitted he was quite prominent and influential in it's local councils. He served as alterman and held the office of mayor of the town. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Glasgow Anderson (1818 - 1908)
  Jane Shirridon Anderson (1817 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Charity Williams Anderson (1843 - 1927)
 
 Children:
  John Madison Anderson (1865 - 1949)*
  Metta Pluma Anderson Hawk (1869 - 1941)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Harrison Anderson (1840 - 1922)
  Francis Marion Anderson (1844 - 1914)*
  Mary Elizabeth Anderson Payne (1850 - 1922)*
  Millard Fillmore Anderson (1851 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wiley Cemetery
Colfax
McLean County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Dora
Record added: Jun 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91574812
William Harrison Anderson
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