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Clifford Curtis Anderson
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1885
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1940
Hood River
Hood River County
Oregon, USA


The Hood River County Sun, Hood River, OR., April 18, 1940, page 8


Clifford Curtis Anderson, 45, resident of Hood River for 26 years and active in many civic and social organizations for many years, died at his home, April 17.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Byers of Arlington officiating. The services will be in charge of the Masons.

Anderson was born in Newcastle, Indiana in April, 1885 and came to Hood River from Yakima 26 years ago. He founded and directed the Anderson Funeral Home here, retiring from business in June of last year. He was active in the Masons for many years, being a past master of the lodge; a member of the Odd Fellows, Elks and for eight years a member of the Oregon State Funeral Directors Association.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha; son, Clifford; one sister, Mrs. Charles Boyle of Middletown, Ind., and one brother, Robert of Shirley, Ind.

The History of Oregon, Charles Henry Carey, The Pioneer Historical Publishing Co., Chicago-Portland, 1922 Volume III, pages 501-2
Clifford C. Anderson, engaged in the undertaking and embalming business in Hood River and also serving as county coroner, having been elected to that office in 1918, is a native of the Hoosier state, born in Newcastle, Indiana, April 30, 1885, He is a son of John Calvin and Huldah (Swain) Anderson, who are descendants of good old American stock. The father was a native of North Carolina, from which state the grandfather moved with his family to Indiana when the latter state was young. The Swains also were early pioneers of Indiana. Mr. Anderson's mother still lives on the farm in the Hoosier state which she and her husband created out of the wilderness, and it was on this place that Clifford C. Anderson was reared. He was educated at the grade and high schools of Newcastle, Indiana, and later took his professional course at the Barnes College of Embalming, graduating from that college in 1909. He took a postgraduate course in Indianapolis, Indiana, and in October, 1909, he was licensed by that state. His first work was at Yakima, Washington, after being licensed to practice in that state. For four years he practiced his profession at Spokane, but in 1914 came to Oregon, standing the third examination and receiving his license to work in this state. In the same year, Mr. Anderson moved to Hood River, where he has since remained and where he conducts an embalming and undertaking estab-lishment with a patronage covering all of Hood River county and a part of Wasco county, Oregon, and a portion of Klickitat county, Washington.
His ability and skill as an embalmer and his efficiency as a funeral director have made many friends for Mr. Anderson, and in 1918 they had him elected coroner of Hood River county by a large majority. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Masonic order; has filled most of the chairs in the blue lodge and has progressed to the commandery, from which he entered the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias, of the Woodmen of the World and of the Odd Fellows and takes a warm and practical interest in the affairs of these several fraternal organizations.
In April, 1912, Mr. Anderson was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Meany, a daughter of Patrick Meany, a well known mining operative and political leader of Butte, Montana. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are the parents of one son, Clifford Patrick. Mrs. Anderson is as popular as her husband and devotes a large share of her time and ability to the advancement of the social and cultural conditions of Hood River. She is a member of the Daughters of the Nile, of the Eastern Star, of the Women of Woodcraft, and of the Woman's Relief Corps, holding official rank in the two last named organizations. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Oregon Funeral Directors Association and is a member of the legislative board of the Oregon board of health, to the affairs of which he brings practical experience and sound judgment to bear. 
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  Bertha Meany Anderson (1884 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried 20 Apr 1940. Age 55. AFAM. Undertaker
Idlewilde Cemetery
Hood River
Hood River County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Block F, Lot 14, Grave 6
Created by: Jeffrey Bryant
Record added: Jan 31, 2011
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Clifford Curtis Anderson
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