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Fayette County, Iowa  

 History Directory

Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910

Author: G. Blessin


B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana


Vol. I, Biographical Sketches



~Page 902~


William Arthur Anderson


A progressive citizen of Fayette county and the worthy son of a worthy sire is William Arthur Anderson, who was born at Bloomerton, Dover township, this county, June 30, 1866, the son of Vincent and Hannah Bell Anderson. A sketch of their lives appears on another page of this work.

William A. Anderson was educated in the district schools of his native community, also attended Ainsworth Academy, receiving a fairly good education. He began life for himself as a teacher and farmer, alternating the two summer and winter for a period of seven years, during which time he established a local reputation as an instructor of which anyone might well be proud.

In 1892 Mr. Anderson purchased seventy acres in section 21, Dover township, and he has since made his home here, having improved the place until he has a choice farm, on which he raises a general line of small fruits and does a general nursery business for the local trade. Having prospered at this, he has since added thirty acres to his original purchase, and besides his fruit raising he carries on a general farming business. He has a cozy and substantial home and good outbuildings.

Mr. Anderson was married on March 17, 1892, to Lena S. Olson, a native of Dover township, where she grew to maturity and was educated and where her family has long been well known. Three children have blessed this union, named as follows: Harry Stephens, Oliver Verdi and Florence Myrtle.

Mrs. Anderson is a member of the Lutheran church. Politically, Mr. Anderson is a Republican and he has taken considerable interest in local political matters for some time. He served very acceptably at one time as assessor of Dover township and he is now township clerk.