|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1851|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1930|
Milard's life was cut entirely to short when he was accidentally hit by a train while visiting Lexington.
A portion of his obituary dated Thursday September 18, 1930:
Millard F. Anderson was a prominent pioneer citizen of McLean County. He was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, Dec. 28, 1851, the son of William G. and Jane (Sheridan) Anderson. The old Anderson farm occupied the present site of the town of Colfax, where William Anderson settled in 1857. Millard F. Anderson received his education in the district schools and graduated from Eureka College in 1876. He taught school for four years in McLean County and then engaged in farming on the home place. For twenty years Mr. Anderson was widely known as a successful breeder of pure-bred Poland China hogs and won many premiums with is stock. He was also a breeder of other stock, including Shorthorn cattle and Shropshire sheep.
On July 4, 1880, Mr. Anderson was united in marriage with Miss Lucinda Smith, a native of Lawndale Township, McLean County, born 29, 1885 and the daughter of Sheldon and Malinda (Powell) Smith. To this union was born one son, Lawrence B., born Aug. 17, 1884, died June 16, 1909, in Colorado. He is buried in the Colfax Cemetery.
In politics Mr. Anderson was Republican. He had been a member of the school board for twenty-three years and acted as president of the school board for six years. Mr. Anderson was instrumental in having Colfax High School placed on the list of accredited schools in the University of Illinois and his name is to found on the cornerstone of the high school. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and was among the substantial and highly respected citizens of McLean County
The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Colfax Christian church, with former pastor, Rev. O. McNemar of Lexington, officiating. Burial was in the Wiley cemetery."
William Glasgow Anderson (1818 - 1908)
Jane Shirridon Anderson (1817 - 1903)
Lucinda Smith Anderson (1855 - 1905)
Lawrence Anderson (1884 - 1909)*
William Harrison Anderson (1840 - 1922)*
Francis Marion Anderson (1844 - 1914)*
Mary Elizabeth Anderson Payne (1850 - 1922)*
Millard Fillmore Anderson (1851 - 1930)
Note: No stone
Created by: Dora
Record added: Jun 08, 2012
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