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James C. Anderson
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1854
Death: Sep. 19, 1929

DuBois Courier, Friday, September 20, 1929

Death Comes to J. C. Anderson at Franklin

James C. Anderson, one of the older residents of DuBois and for many years an active citizen, died Thursday afternoon at the Katie Davis Invalid Home in Franklin, Pa., where he had been for several weeks. Death came in his 78d year and was due to a complication of diseases and the natural decline of advancing years.

Mr. Anderson was prominently identified with affairs of DuBois in the earlier history of the community. He lived here for 45 years, up until two years ago when he went to Franklin to spend his remaining days with a son. He was one of the organizers of the Fourth Ward Hose Company and for many years was active in the company's history. It was as street commissioner, however, that he became best known. For 12 or 15 years at the end of hte old century, he served as street commissioner. During his regime the community took its first steps to bring its streets up to the modern standards by putting down brick paving. Some of the streets had been paved with plank but most of the streets had no improvements whatever. Long Avenue and Brady Street both received their first brick surface while he was street commissioner.

Later he served as a councilman from the Fourth Ward and was also elected as a constable for that ward. In late years he had been acting as an inspector on state highway contracts, but several years ago retired from active life and went to Franklin to make his home with his son. He had been in feeble health for some time and several weeks ago, went to the Davis Invalid's Home for nursing. His condition grew worse gradually and ended in his death on Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Anderson had been a Mason for many years his affiliations including the Garfield Lodge and Bethany Commandery of DuBois, the Coudersport Consistory, the Brookville Chapter and the Jaffa Shrine of Altoona.

His wife preceded him to the grave a half dozen years ago, and the following sons and daughters survive: Samuel L., of Tarentum; James F., of Oakland, Cal.; Mrs. P. J. Zephuss, Dendalk, Md.; Mrs. Fred Longman, Rochester, N. Y.; Morris P., of Brockway; Harry A., of Stoneboro, and Homer Anderson, of Franklin, with whom he had been making his home.

The remains were brought to the Moore Undertaking rooms in DuBois and prepared for burial, arrangements for which have not yet been completed.

Saturday, September 21, 1929

Funeral services over the remains of the late James C. Anderson, early resident of DuBois, will be held at the N. R. Moore Chapel, on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. A. J. Knoll, of St. Paul's Reformed church and burial will be made in the Rumbarger cemetery. The Masonic funeral rites will be carried out.

Mr. Anderson died in a nursing home in Franklin on Thursday afternoon, after a long illness. He had been suffering from dropsy and heart trouble and was stricken by paralysis in June of 1928, entering the nursing home several days later and remaining there until death. He was 75 years of age and is survived by five sons and two daughters. His wife died twelve years ago.

Death certificate #94866 
Family links: 
  Sarah A McCoy Anderson (1857 - 1917)
Rumbarger Cemetery
Du Bois
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Carol Laughlin
Record added: Mar 29, 2011
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