|Birth: ||May 13, 1852, England|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1923|
1920 Census, Henry County, Va,:
A. William Anson 67 England
Elena M. Anson 60 VA wife
Lucy G. Anson 37 VA dau
Ethel L. Anson 35 VA dau
Edith V. Anson 21 VA dau
Francis W. Barr 38 VA dau
Mary G. Taylor 33 WV (?) dau
THE HENRY BULLETIN, Fri., Jan. 19, 1923, p. 1, col. 2:
(very long article, edited by Bruce Locke)
Rev. Alfred William Anson, for 25 years Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, and one of the most beloved citizens of Martinsville, died at his home on Starling Street yesterday morning a few minutes before noon, aged 71, years.
He had retired from the rectorship of the church about two years ago on account of his impaired health after a stroke of paralysis, and had been in failing health since that time.
The funeral will take place this afternoon from Christ Church and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Alfred William Anson was born on May 13th, 1852, at Windsor Castle, England, his father Canon Frederick Anson then residing there as Canon to Queen Victoria.
His mother, before her marriage, was the Honorable Maria Vernon, daughter of Lord Vernon of Sudbury Hall.
He was educated at Rugby and at Oxford University and also took special courses in farming at an Agricultural school in England a short time before his departure for America which became his adopted land when he was 21 years of age. He located in Augusta County, Va. near Staunton and having acquired a farm in that vicinity, followed the vocation of farming for about 16 years.
During his residence there in 1876, he was married to Georgina Frances "Nina" (illegible), a of daughter of Rev. William Green of Staunton, a native of Ireland.
Of this marriage, the surviving children are Mrs. W. H. Gravely, Mrs. T. G. Burch, Misses Ethel and Lucy Anson, all of Martinsville, and Mrs. John C. Jamison of Roanoke.
His second marriage in 1894, was to Mrs. Elena Moore Green, widow of August Green of Staunton, who survives him.
The only surviving child of this marriage is Miss Edith Anson of Martinsville.
There are three surviving step-children, Mr. Joseph Green of Roanoke, Mrs. Fannie W. Barr and Mrs. Mary Green Taylor of Martinsville.
Among other surviving relatives are two sisters, Misses Adelaide and Lora Anson of St. Leonards-on-the-Sea, England and seven brothers, Admiral Charles Anson of the English Navy, Frederick Anson of London, Dr. George Anson of New Zealand, Rev. Harold Anson of Manchester, England, Rev. Hugh Anson of St. Albans, England, Earnest Anson and Arthur Anson of Ceylon.
Georgina Frances Green Anson (____ - 1892)*
Elena Moore Anson (1860 - ____)*
Caroline Frances Anson Gravely (1877 - 1963)*
William Frederick Alfred Anson (1878 - 1916)*
Mary Ellen Anson Burch (1880 - 1960)*
Lucy Georgina Anson (1882 - 1971)*
Ethel Laura Anson (1882 - 1973)*
Hilda Vernon Anson (1896 - 1917)*
Edith Vernon Anson Taylor (1898 - 1981)*
Created by: deegraver
Record added: Nov 14, 2010
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