William Anderson

William Anderson

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 Aug 1905 (aged 75)
Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
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William Anderson
01 December 1829 - 13 August 1905


Obituary Thanks to Margaret Pickett (#47875384)


A Pioneer Citizen, Prominent Officeholder and Well Known Man Passed to Great Beyond.

Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock Judge Wm. Anderson passed away at his home on Mineral avenue after a lingering illness lasting three months. The deceased is one of the pioneer citizens of Galena, having lived here thirty years.

In 1852 Wm. Anderson was married at Zanesville, Ohio to Miss Louisa Baker. He enlisted in an Ohio regiment and served through the civil war. Mrs. and Mrs. Anderson moved to Kansas in 1877, locating at Columbus, coming to Galena two years later.

Mr. Anderson was prominent in social and political circles, serving this city several terms as police judge and justice of the peace. He was a member of the G. A. R. Post of this city. He was a member of the Methodist church and a devout Christian.

The deceased leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. J. J. Blanchard, to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father.

The funeral services were held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the residence and the interment was in the Galena cemetery.

Published in The Galena Evening Times,
(Galena, Kansas),
14 Aug 1905, Monday,
Page 3 Column 4

Notes: He served in Company H of the 147th Ohio Regiment. His specific marriage date was March 30, 1852.

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Much the same article.


Formerly Lived In Columbus

Galena, Kan., Aug. 14. Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock Judge Wm. Anderson passed away at his home on Mineral avenue after a lingering illness lasting three months.

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The Columbus Weekly Advocate
Columbus, Kansas
Thursday, August 17, 1905
Page: 4

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National Park Service


147th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)

Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in May 16, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., May 20. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to August. Assigned to duty as garrison at Forts Ethan Allen, Marcy, Reno and Stevens, Defences of Washington, till August 23. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Mustered out August 30, 1864.

Lost during service 22 Enlisted men by disease.

He was a judge in Galena, Ks.

He married Louisa Baker 1852 in Zanesville, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, daughter Mrs J.J. Blanchard.

Bio by Mary Parmele

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Find A Grave contributor Sandi Lee Craig #47492227 has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for William Anderson.

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Thank you for posting the additional information re this person [William Anderson]. I have a 1900 census record where the wife, Louisa states she gave birth to one child - and NONE were living. Perhaps she or the census taker was confused - if there was a married daughter Mrs. Blanchard to be listed at William's 1905 death. Unfortunately, his sister-in-law - wife of brother John Lewis Anderson was listed in the MO state records as having married WILLIAM ANDERSON. The Anderson Bible in the hands of a Grant relative states otherwise. I am not sure if the mistake was made by the minister or the recording clerk. Did you cite an obit - and if so, where could I obtain a copy of it. Jane FLORENCE Guild - wife of John Lewis Anderson - William's brother - is my great-grandmother. Is Louisa Baker Anderson buried in the same plot as her husband? I recall that it is a site set aside for Civil War veterans - did this include wives. Where was the info re William being a judge come from? Perhaps, the reason several of the family moved to Galena.

Thank you!

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