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Anderson, Eugene


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Date: 3/26/2020 at 11:43:43

EUGENE ANDERSON, senior member of the firm Anderson & Brindley, grocers, at Washington, is a son of Henry B. and Laura M. (Richardson) Anderson. He is a native of Washington County, Iowa, born May 20, 1852. He was educated in the common schools and the High School of Washington, Iowa, and subsequently took a commercial course at Rochester, Minn. In 1878 he came to the city of Washington and engaged as a clerk for T.S. Dougherty, and afterward with S.C. Corbin. He subsequently was employed as a traveling salesman for Bell, Smith & Segner, wholesale grocers, of Burlington, Iowa, and remained with that firm for three years, when he formed his present partnership and engaged in the grocery and provision trade in this city.

Mr. Anderson was married, in November, 1884, to Miss Anna E. Warren, a native of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Washington Lodge No. 26, A.F. & A.M., and is the present Secretary of the same. He is also a member of Cyrus Chapter No. 13, R. A. M., and comrade in Bethlehem Commandery No. 45 Knights Templars. In politics he is a Republican, and has always taken an active interest in all matters pertaining to the welfare of his party, though never having held any political office. Mr. Anderson comes of a family who were pioneers in Washington County. He is one of the active business men of Washington, and in every enterprise calculated to build up the city and county, he is every ready to give of his time and means. While one of the youngest merchants in this city, he has succeeded in building up a trade in his line second to none. A full-stock of groceries, provisions and queensware is always to be found at the store of Anderson & Brindley, and sold at the lowest possible price. Socially, Mr. Anderson is well respected and enjoys the confidence of the entire community.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa (1887). Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Eugene Anderson, page 249


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