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
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.