|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1888|
Vastra Gotalands Lan, Sweden
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1959|
From the 12-2-1959 Rockford Morning Star
Albert Anderson Dies at 71;
County Treasurer 2 Times
Albert E. Anderson, 71, 2520 Guilford rd., chief deputy county treasurer and a public official for 16 years, died Tuesday in Swedish-American hospital following a series of heart attacks.
He served two terms as Winnebago county treasurer, from 1946-1950 and 1954 to 1958. He was chief deputy treasurer from 1943 to 1946, 1950 to 1954, and from last December until his death.
Mr. Anderson suffered a heart attack last Wednesday but waited to enter the hospital until 6 o'clock Thursday nite because of a family Thanksgiving dinner in his home. He suffered two more attacks Sunday night in the hospital.
He was president of the John Ericsson Republican League of Illinois in 1949-1950 and a past president of the Rockford League. He served three terms as president of the Illinois County Treasurers association from 1946 through 1948.
He had been president of the Rockford National Furniture Co. since 1950 and owned and operated an automobile agency and later a real estate firm for many years.
Mr. Anderson was born Sept. 13, 1888 in Boras Sweden. He came to Rockford 40 years ago from Joliet, when he began working at the furniture company. He married Eleanor Peterson in Rockford Sept. 9, 1919. Mrs. Anderson is the daughter of the late August P. Peterson, who founded the furniture company.
Pilot in the First War
Before moving to Rockford, Mr. Anderson served in the air corps during world war 1 as a pilot and flying instructor. He was discharged in 1919 at Camp Grant.
The Anderson's lived at 104 Welty ave for more than 30 years, moving to 2520 Guilford rd. about a year ago.
He was a member of Emmanuel Luthern church, former secretary of the Federated Luthern Brotherhoods of Rockford, and a member of the Walter R. Craig post 60 of the American Legion, Madison Masonic lodge 175 of Joliet, the Consistory, Tebala Shrine and Rockford Lions club, he was graduated from Joliet grade and high schools.
Surviving beside his widow are a son, Donald, Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Hoffman, 616 Oak Knolls ave, and Mrs. Kenneth Robinson, Ithaca, N.Y.; and eight grand-children.
Created by: JNM
Record added: Nov 16, 2011
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