Henry Lee Anderson
Son of John Almos
Henry Lee Anderson10 (John Almos Anderson9, Susan
Jane Damron8, Charles C. W.7, Wilson6, George5,
George4, Lazarus3, George2, Lawrence1)
was named after his paternal grandfather, Henry Anderson, and his material grandfather,
F. Lee Walker. He was the son of John
Almos and Mary Margaret (
Lee was born 28 APR 1880 in
Johnson Co., IL. He moved to Metropolis with
his parents and siblings sometime before 1900.
Lee married the widow Belle Munal on
Lee farmed a good part of his
life. He also worked in the local woodworking
factory as a steam engineer and, during the latter of his 85 years, raised
worms for the local fishermen along the
The couple were married 55 years
before Lee's death in 1965. Belle was nearly
blind and Lee had grown quite deaf. Lee
died of apoplexy and hypertension on
Lee's son Robert Lee died as a
young man. Robert's son, Robert Warren Anderson,
named both his sons after his grandfather -- Jeffrey Lee Anderson, born
1930 Federal Census,
Henry L. Anderson, 49, working at Lumber Co.,
Belle Anderson, wife, 46
John D. son, 19, working at Bending Co.,
Robert L., son, 17, working at Bending Co.,
Mary A., daughter, 15
Dale, son, 13
Harry R., son, 10
Donald, son, 6
Norval C. Anderson, uncle, 65, laborer, lumber co.
Obituary, p. 8, Metropolis
Henry Lee Anderson, son of John
A. and Mary Walker Anderson, was born in
He accepted Christ as was united with the First Baptist Church of Metropolis in 1935. He had been a resident of Metropolis for about 60 years.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his faithful companion of 55 years, Belle; four sons, John D., Harry R., and Don, all of Massac County, and Dale of Baltimore, Maryland; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Haer of Baltimore, Maryland; three daughters-in-law, one son-in-law; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Wheeler of Reevesville, Illinois; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
The Rev. C.W. McHaney and the Rev. Louis Brinker conducted the funeral services Friday at the Miller Funeral Home Chapel. Music was by Virginia Dunning and Pat Lunsford.
Pallbearers were: J.P. "Pal" Williams, Joe Sanders, Fred Bonfield, Wally Long, Robert White, and Oliver Russell. Miller's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.