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Anderson, C. Dighton 1837-1911


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 9/6/2017 at 21:03:54

On February 8th a large circle of friends were shocked by the news of the sudden death of Mr. C.D. Anderson,at his home in National, Iowa, where he had lived since 1895; having come to Clayton County in 1890, his earlier residence for several years was in Giard. In this community and in his former home in Boscobel, Wisconsin, he was widely known for his neighborly kindness, his friendly humor and genial wit.

For a few weeks recently, Mr. Anderson had not been feeling as well as usual, but was attending to his customary duties, and spent the early part of the evening of the night of his death with his nearest neighbors at the Morgan Hotel. His last known act was the carrying of a telephone message to a neighbor, which he volunteered to do.

He served his country as a soldier for nearly three years, until the close of the Civil War, having enlisted August 5th, 1862 in Company A, 83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry Volunteers. He was detailed for the hard and dangerous work of scout service, and some of his descriptions of the hazards of the engagements were exceedingly interesting. One of the most delightful experiences of his recent years was the attendance of a reunion of his regiment at Abingdon, Illinois, in September 1909, where he met some of his companions in arms that he had not seen for forty-four years.

C. Dighton Anderson was born in Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, Dec. 19, 1837, the son of Antony Anderson and Eveling (Love) Anderson. While he was still a child his parents removed to Illinois, where he grew to manhood.

In September 1867 he was married to Miss Eliza Adams, of Coal Valley, Illinois. Her early death left him with three motherless children under six years of age. The admirable manner in which he discharged the duties of both father and mother to these little one is exemplified in the lives of these children.

Besides a large circle of friends and relatives there are left to mourn his death his three children: Mrs. Ida B. Bennett, of Briar Bluff, Illinois; Mrs. Alice L. Campbell, of Steuben, Wisconsin; and Henry S. Anderson, of Courtnay, N.D., and eight grandchildren.

The interment was made in the cemetery at National, the Rev. A.W. Gauger, of Giard, conducting the funeral services on Feb. 10th, 1911.

~Elkader Register and Argus, Thursday evening, February 16, 1911


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