John Almos Anderson
John Almos Anderson9 (Susan Jane Damron8, Charles C. W.7, Wilson6, George5, George4, Lazarus3, George2, Lawrence1) appeared in the 1860 federal census for Johnson Co., IL, at the age of three with his parents Henry and Susan Jane (Damron) Anderson.
J.A. was born
Mary Margaret was the daughter of
F. Lee Walker, the first of our line to bear the traditional "Lee" as
a middle name. Mary M. was 15 years old
at the time of her father's death
The family eventually re-located to Metropolis, Massac Co., IL, where J.A. was employed as a stationery engineer until 1927.
John Almos and Mary Margaret (
HENRY LEE, age 20, born 28 APR 1880, and a laborer at the sawmill;
W. P. (son), age 16, born OCT 1883, also a laborer at the sawmill;
Myrtle, age 13, born OCT 1886; (listed
in brother Henry Lee's obituary in 1965 as
Mrs. Myrtle Wheeler of
Harry, age nine, born APR 1891.
The 1930 Federal Census,
Harry G. Anderson, 39, employed at Bending Co.,
Clara Anderson, wife, 36
Willard L. Anderson, son, 3 and 9/12
John A. Anderson, father, 72, employed at Lumber Co.
Mary M., mother, 68
Family lives on same street as Harry's brother Henry Lee and wife Belle.
John Almos died at Metropolis 8
OCT 1935; his wife died at Metropolis 28 JAN 1951. Mary had lived with her oldest son Lee and
J.A. Anderson died at his home,
Samuel Frank Anderson
Brother of John Almos
Samuel went by Sam, Frank, and
finally S.F. Anderson. He was a bit of a
character, according to his great grandson, David Ward Anderson of
The differences between Henry and S.F. are astounding, again according to great grandson David. Henry was evidently intelligent, industrious, involved in the community, a Mason and went to church. S.F. didn't believe in school, hard work or church.
S.F.'s kids never went to school much. His son, Norve (David's grandfather) only went to the first grade. Norve was, for whatever reason, more like his grandfather. He was intelligent, hard-working, and a practicing Christian. Interesting what influences cause a person to develop the way he does, David commented.
We know of one son of Samuel and Melissa Anderson:
Norve Clinton Anderson, born
John Coby, born NOV 1910;
Ward Clinton, born 6 DEC 1918; married Leta Kathryn Whitten, born 15 APR 1919. Ward and Leta were the parents of:
Betty Kathryn, born
David Ward, born 29 DEC 1943; married
Betty Kay Kugle,