ANDERSON, WILLIAM H.
ANDERSON CROW HAYDEN SWEET
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Date: 3/26/2020 at 11:51:55
WILLIAM H. ANDERSON, farmer and stock-raiser, resides on section 14, Oregon Township, where he is the owner of a fine farm of eighty acres, which is well improved in every respect. He was born in West Virginia in 1852, and is the son of Samuel T. and Margaret E. (Crow) Anderson, the former a native of Ohio, and of Scotch-Irish descent, and the latter a native of the same State and of German descent. They came to this county in 1878, where they still reside.
William H. Anderson, the subject of this sketch, was born Jan. 30, 1852, and was reared upon a farm, and has followed that vocation this far through life. He came to this county in 1874, and settled where he now resides. He was married in Louisa County, Iowa, in 1879, to Rosella S., daughter of Oliver S. and Charity (Hayden) Sweet, who yet reside in Louisa County. She was born in that county May 7, 1857. They have three children: D. Wiley, born March 26, 1881; Marion E., Nov. 18, 1882, and Nellie M., Oct. 20, 1886. Before her marriage Mrs. Anderson taught eight terms of school in Louisa County. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is a Republican.
A patriotic streak ran through the blood of Mrs. Andersonís family, both her grandfathers serving in the war with Mexico; the same can be said of the family of Mr. Anderson, his father serving the late war and both grandfathers in the war with Mexico. The poor of one generation in this country are generally wealthy ones in the next. While not yet possessed of the great wealth Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are comfortably provided for, and that which they possess was acquired by their own exertions, together with good management in the conduct of their business affairs. In their home contentment reigns, and all try to make it the happiest place on earth.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa (1887). Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of William H. Anderson, pages 236-237
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