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Date: 3/28/2009 at 21:42:11

~ Source: History of Emmet County and Dickinson County Iowa, Volume 1, 1917, pp 478-479.

Among the enterprising business men of Dolliver who are contributing to the commercial expansion of the place is Alna V. Anderson, the proprietor of a general store. He was born in Hancock county, Iowa, on the 28th of October 1886, of the marriage of Andrew and Inger Anderson, who are natives of Sweden but who have lived in America since childhood. For many years the father engaged in farming in Hancock vounty but they are now living at Armstrong, Iowa. All of their three children survive.

Alna V. Anderson was reared under the parental roof and received his education in the country schools of Emmet county and in the high school at Arstrong, from which he was graduated. In 1914 he went into business for himself, establishing a general store at Dolliver, which he has since conducted with gratifying success. He gives a great deal of thought to the selection of his stock, keeping in mind the particular requirements of his customers, and is up-to-date in his methods of displaying and selling his goods. He has gained an enviable reputation for square dealing and his patronage has shown a steady increase.

In January, 1914, Mr. Anderson was married to Miss Estella Baker and they have a son, Paul. The republican party has a stanch adherent in Mr. Anderson and both he and his wife are Methodists in religious affiliation. Fraternally he is connected with the Masonic blue lodge and with the Royal Arch chapter and in his daily life seeks to practice the teachings of the craft.


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