Charles F Anderson
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/10/2009 at 12:57:37
Charles F Anderson, now deceased, was a man who merited and received the trust, confidence and friendship of his fellow men, because they had learned to appreciate his worth and to value his regard He was a native of Sweden and came to the United States when eighteen years of age. His mother died when he was quite young and the father passed away in Sweden after subject of this review had attained to years of maturity. Crossing the Atlantic to the new world, Mr Anderson landed at New York and remained in the city for some time, removing thence to Delaware, New Jersey. He was a carpenter and contractor, having learned the trade in his native land. He was also a bridge builder and for some time followed that department of industrial activity in the state of New York.
In the spring of 1881 Mr Anderson came tot eh west, locating in Eagle Grove, Iowa, where he resided for eight years, during which time he worked in the water supply department of the Northwestern Railroad Company, repairing pumps, tanks, etc. along the line of the road. In the fall of 1889 he removed with his family to the city of Boone, where he spent his remaining days still continuing in the employ of the same company and at the same work until his demise.
In 1885 Mr Anderson was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Joyce, the wedding ceremony being performed in the month July in Webster City. The lady is a native of Utica, New York, and a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Bott) Joyce, both of who were natives of England, in which land they were reared and married. After coming to the United States they took up their abode in Utica, New York and the father was employed as a gardener, but both he and his wife are now deceased. Unto MR and Mrs Anderson was born one son, Charles Edward, whose birth occurred in Eagle Grove, Iowa, and who at eh age of fifteen years is now attending school.
Mr Anderson was a valued member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to the lodge at Eagle Grove. He held membership in the Lutheran church, but attended the Presbyterian church at Boone, because his wife was not able to understand Swedish language, in which tongue the sermons were preached in the Lutheran church. In politics he was a republican and had firm faith in the principles of the party, but never sought or desired office. His death was the result of an accident in one of the wells of the railroad company that he was repairing. He passed away October 10, 1898, and was laid to rest in the cemetery in Boone. He was a trusted employee, an exemplary and useful citizen, a devoted, kind and loving husband and father, and a man who enjoyed and deserved the respect of all who knew him. His widow still residence Boone, having a pleasant home at No 1213 Carroll street, and throughout the city she has many friends.
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