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William H. Anderson
Born 11 October 1846
WILLIAM H. ANDERSON, real estate dealer, was born in Scotland, October 11, 1846, and four years later came to the United States with his parents who located in Jones County, Iowa. In the fall of 1859, his father came to Kansas, bought a farm of 160 acres in Americus Township, two miles northwest of town. Wm. H. remained upon this farm until August, 1862, when he enlisted as a private in Company E, Eleventh Kansas Regiment. He participated in all the battles and skirmishes in which his company was engaged and was mustered out at Fort Riley, August 7, 1856. He returned to Americus and bought a farm of eighty acres, adjoining that of his father, which he worked for about two years. In 1867, he sold the farm and removed to Neodesha, Wilson County, where he was for eight years engaged in the hardware business, and in 1878, in connection with others, organized the "Union Loan and Trust Company of Kansas," with offices at Fredonia and Americus. The Americus office has always been under the immediate management of Mr. Anderson. In July, 1880, he formed a partnership with John L. Butler, under the firm name of Anderson & Butler, dealing in real estate, insurance, loans and collections. He married Miss Lovonia Brown, of Americus, September 1, 1870, and has by this marriage had four children, of whom John A., George D. and William F. are living. He is a member of Americus Lodge No. 9, A.F.&A.M., member of Neodesha Lodge No. 72, I.O.O.F., also of Americus Lodge No. 28, A.O.U.W.

Source: The History of the State of Kansas, by William G. Cutler, A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL, 1883
Submitted by: Elaine Bukove


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