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Charles William Anderson, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1891
Blount County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1964
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Parents: Christopher Colombus Anderson and Sarah Elizabeth Headrick. They were both born in Tennessee.

Spouse: Anita Tyrrasch. They married in 1924.

Children: Charles William Jr., and Barbara.

Occupation: Attorney. Later became a Bexar County Judge in the Probate Courts.

Military: He served in World War I: Army Aviation Section; Signal Corp. Rank obtained: Sergeant.
Enlisted in the US Army on August 1, 1942. He served in the Army Judge Advocate General(JAG) Division. Rank obtained: Major.

The outer loop around San Antonio, Texas; known as Loop 1604 was renamed Charles W Anderson Loop in his honor.



County Judge Charles W Anderson, who as a practicing politician died Friday at the age of 72. Plagued by illness off and on since 1958 when he underwent two operations for tumors, Anderson succumbed to cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He slipped into a coma Friday morning and never regained consciousness.

Death of the affable, hardworking judge, marks the end of the tenure of service of a man whose 26 years in continuous courthouse office. Only Wednesday, Anderson had been carried by ambulance to the courthouse basement to preside over setting of tax rates. Necessitated by a legal requirement which forced his attendance, the judge was moved to the commissioners table set up in the basement on a stretcher. He had been in the hospital since June 2 and visitors were barred from his room in recent weeks.

Anderson was first elected county judge in 1938.

After a military stint in World War I, followed by private legal practice encompassing both civil and criminal law. During World War I he was shot in the foot, and he used crutches for the rest of his life. During World War II, he took a leave of absence from his official county duties to serve as a major in the judge advocate general's department of the Army.

Admitted to practice law in his native Tennessee, Flordia, Oklahoma, and Texas. He received his law degree from Cumberland University at Lebason, Tennessee.

Funeral services for County Judge Charles W Anderson will be at 2pm Monday in Travis Park Methodist Church. Burial with full military honors, will be in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Bexar County Commissioner's Court ordered the courthouse closed "immediately" till Tuesday morning in honor of the judge. Passed a resolution expressing "common sorrow" and "profound sympathy over the great loss sustained by the family, relatives and friends, as well as in the church and in the community". The resolution requests that citizens of Bexar County fly the flag of the United States at one-half mast for the remainder of the month in memorial to the late Judge Charles W. Anderson.

Source: San Antonio Express Newspaper: August 15, 1964. pages: 1A and 7A.

Anderson was a charter member of Army Lodge #1105 AF&AM, and the Scottish Rite. He was a member of VFW# 76. He was a member of Travis Park Methodist Church.

Survivors: Son: Major Charles W. Anderson Jr of Washington DC; Daughter: Miss Barbara Anderson of San Antonio; Sisters: Mrs. Carl C Biddle, and Mrs. Frank W. Young both of San Antonio; 4 grandchildren.

Source: San Antonio Express Newspaper: August 16, 1964, page 1D (Classified Section).

Family links: 
  Christopher Columbus Anderson (1855 - 1928)
  Sarah Elizabeth Headrick Brakebill (1864 - 1943)
  Anita Tyrrasch Anderson (1889 - 1944)*
  Barbara C Anderson (1924 - 2002)*
  Charles William Anderson (1926 - 1989)*
  Flora Eunice Anderson (1888 - 1935)*
  Adele Maude Anderson Young (1889 - 1987)*
  Charles William Anderson (1891 - 1964)
  Mary Elizabeth Anderson Biddle (1893 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Not transferable
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: B, 0, 23-A
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Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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Charles William Anderson, Sr
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