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Charles Lewis Anderson
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1827
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1910
Santa Cruz County
California, USA

Harrison, E. S., History of Santa Cruz County, California, San Francisco, Calif.: Printed for the author by Pacific Press Publ., Co., 1892

Dr. C. L. Anderson
Dr. Anderson was born near Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia, on September 27, 1827. His father was a farmer. When he was ten years old, his father removed to Indiana, and settled in Morgan County. The son attended Franklin College, and, after completing the course there, entered the medical department of Asbury University and commenced the study of his chosen profession. He partly paid his way through college with money earned by teaching school. Before graduating, in 1852, he began practice in the town of Bethlehem, near Indianapolis. Soon afterward he removed to St. Anthony Falls, Minnesota (now the city of Minneapolis). Dr. Anderson lived here for ten years, and in 1862 crossed the plains to Nevada and took up his residence in Carson City. He practiced there four years, and then came to Santa Cruz, where he still lives.
Dr. Anderson was married, in Beloit, Wisconsin, on the 29th of October, 1854, to Miss Merial Howe. Four children were born to them, of whom three are now living.
Since Dr. Anderson began the practice of medicine that has been his chief occupation. Most of his leisure time is devoted to scientific study, his favorite branches being: geology, botany, and zoology. In his scientific studies Dr. Anderson has been associated with several eminent men, notably Asa Gray, Horace Mann Jr., Henry D. Thoreau, D. C. Eaton, and M. G. Farlow. Dr. Anderson is a writer of ability, and a frequent contributor to the magazines. His articles are chiefly upon scientific topics.
The doctor is a prominent member of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, also a member of the Masonic Fraternity and the Order of the Sons of Temperance. He has held several public offices, was the first superintendent of public schools in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and as trustee helped to build the first public schoolhouse in Minneapolis.
After his removal to Nevada he held the office of school superintendent in Ormsby County, Nevada. He was also surgeon-general upon the military staff of Governor Blaisdell, of Nevada. Since coming to Santa Cruz he has held the office of school trustee for seven years, and is also a trustee of the Free City Library. He is also president of the City Board of Health, and United States Examining Surgeon for Pensions. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Anderson (1789 - 1870)
  Christiana Britz Anderson (1787 - 1850)
 
 Spouse:
  Merial Howe Anderson (1833 - 1913)
 
 Siblings:
  Caleb Henry Renshaw Anderson (1814 - 1886)*
  Allen Stover Anderson (1815 - 1883)*
  Madison Britz Anderson (1822 - 1902)*
  Charles Lewis Anderson (1827 - 1910)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Santa Cruz Memorial Park
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County
California, USA
 
Created by: J&D Peterson
Record added: Jun 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54238861
Charles Lewis Anderson
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