GEORGE V. ANDERSON
George V. Anderson was the son of Anders "Andrew" P. and Augusta Anderson. Both parents were born in Sweden and migrated to Illinois in the early 1800's. Anders was a successful wagon maker in New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois.
George was born abt. 1857 in Illinois. On 5/9/1884, he married Irene (Burleigh) Willits. Irene was the daughter of James and Emily (Spry) Burleigh.
Irene was the widow of Walter D. Willits, son of William and Chariah (Drury) Willits. Walter and daughter Ada are both buried in the Davis Cemetery in New Boston Township, Mercer County, Illinois.
George and Irene moved to Harvey, Cook County, Illinois where they spent the remainder of their lives. They had no children together but were close to Irene's daughter Zella and her husband Edwin Gamble.
Both George and Irene died in 1936 in Harvey and are buried at Hazelwood Cemetery, Thornton Township, Cook County.
NOTE from Find A Grave member: Katie Manion says "Hazelwood (also historically noted as Hazlewood) is now called Washington Memorial Gardens at Ridge Rd & Halsted St., in Homewood, IL 60430. As per http://genealogytrails.com/ill/cook/cem.htm.", so I've changed the cemetery info.
Irene I. Burleigh Willits Anderson (1844 - 1936)*
Washington Memory Gardens
Created by: Jamie Dawn Paul
Record added: Apr 08, 2009
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