William Anderson, who for about 16 years has resided in one of the comfortable cabins in “The Orchard” at Eleventh street bridge died yesterday at the Delaware Hospital. Mr. Anderson was about 68 years of age and was not only a veteran of the Civil War but he served 10 years on the plains of the west in the regular army. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis.
Being missed from his regular haunts last Friday, an investigation was made and he was found helpless in his cabin. He was sent to the hospital where he received treatment but his death occurred yesterday morning.
“Uncle Billie,” as he was called, was a well known resident of the boat colony and was a favorite with those who frequent there. He is survived by a brother and three sisters who live in Wilmington. The arrangements will be announced for his funeral today.
Mr. Anderson was 68 years old and was never married. When the war broke out between the North and the South he enlisted. Serving out one enlistment he again enlisted and served until the close of the war. Liking army life he enlisted in the regular army and served there for ten years.
(The Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 13 April 1914 (Monday), Page 2)
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