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William Whitfield "Andy" Anderson

William Whitfield "Andy" Anderson

Male 1887 - 1973  (85 years)

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  • Name William Whitfield "Andy" Anderson  [1, 2
    Born 5 Oct 1887  Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 May 1973  El Paso, El Paso, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried 16 May 1973  Monte Vista Cemetery, Alamogordo, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Notes 
    • Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cloudcroft Baptist Church for William W. "Andy" Anderson, 85, who died Sunday at Williams Beaumont Hospital in El Paso. Officiating will be the Rev. Calvin Gray, pastor of the church. Interment will follow in the James Canyon Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hamiltoo Chapel from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers include H. W. "Shorty" Buie, Lt. Col (Ret.) Harold F. Nenninger, David Bays, John Tally, Dale Earthman and Terry Buie. Born Oct. 5, 1887 in Syracuse, Neb., Anderson had served as a civil engineer with the U. S. Corps of Engineers. He had been a resident of Cloudcroft since 1955. He is survived by two sons, Col. (Ret.) John J. Anderson of Los Angeles and Gene Wilson Anderson of Downers Grove, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Marie Coddington, of Lincoln, Neb.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

      William Whitfield Anderson was born in Syracuse, NE the youngest of 11 children. He was quite a baseball pitcher and played AAA ball. He homesteaded in Kit Carson, CO, graduated in accounting, and was also an excellent carpenter. After marriage and two children, he moved to Casper, Wyoming, and ran a grocery store. From there to Winette, Montana to manage anther store; then to Littleton, Colorado where he developed a poultry ranch. Another spin at cattle ranching in Kit Carson, Colorado. A contractor in Walden, Colorado supplying cedar posts to the highway department. Later he went to Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska where he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers building Air Bases during WW II. He then went to work in Los Angeles as an accountant where he retired. He moved to Cloudcroft, NM in 1956 where he lived until he died in May 1973 at the age of 85. He is buried in Alamogordo, NM.

      1910 US Census, Colorado, Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Wm. W. Anderson, age 22, single, born NE, parents born WI, Farmer new claim, with parents J.W. and Anna C.

      1920 US Census, Nebraska, Otoe, Syracuse, William W. Anderson, rents farm, age 32, born NE, parents born WI, wife Lina B. 33, born MO, father born MO, mother born KY, son Gene W. 2, born NE, son John J. 8/12, born NE

      1930 US Census, Colorado, Denver, Denver, William W. Anderson, rents home for 50, does not own radio, age 41, first married age 24, born NE, parents born WI, farmer, wife Lena B. 44, first married age 27, born MO, father born OH, mother born MO, son Jean 12, born CO, son John 10, born NE, boarder Conoves Blackwood 46, electrical engineer telephone, Kermit Blackwood 20, enumerated 7 Apr 1930

      1930 US Census, Colorado, Cheyenne, Kit Carson, William W. Anderson, 42, first married age 25, born NE, parents born WI, farmer general farm, servant Clark Loflin 24, laborer general farm, enumerated 19 Apr 1930

      1940 US Census, Colorado, Jackson, Walden, William Anderson, 52, education H4, born NE, restaurant manager restaurant, wife Lena B., 54, education H4, born MO, cooking restaurant

      Death certificate:
      Place of death: William Beaumont Army Med Cen, El Paso Co., El Paso, Texas, length of stay 1 mo.
      Usual residence: P. O. Box 3, Cloudcroft, Otero, New Mexico, not on a farm
      Name of deceased: William Whitfield Anderson
      Date of death: 13 May 1973
      Sex: male
      Race: causcasian
      Marital status: divorced
      Date of birth: 5 Oct 1887
      Age: 85 years
      Usual occupation: Engineer, retired
      Birthplace: Nebraska
      Citizenship: USA
      Father's name: Jesse Anderson
      Mother's name: Anna McConnell
      Was deceased ever in U.S. armed forces: no
      Social security no.:
      Informant: John J. Anderson
      Cause of death: lymphoma of testicle with mestatasis, 6 yrs.
      Autopsy: no
      Time of death: 9:30 a.m.
      Doctor: Daniel G. Cavanaugh, MD, MAJ., M.C.
      Removal, 14 May 1973, Monte Vista Cemetery, Alamogordo, New Mexico
      Funeral Director: Kaster-Maxon & Futrell
      Registrar: J. W. Fields, file no. 1110, 17 May 1973 [5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]
    Person ID I20083  Mindrum
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2014 

    Father Jesse Wilson Anderson,   b. 20 Oct 1847, Wiota, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1921, Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Anna Cyria McConnell,   b. 20 Aug 1846, Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1933, Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1867  Wiota, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Family ID F14066  Group Sheet

    Family Lena Barbara Grouse,   b. 1 Apr 1886, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1974, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1913  Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Divorced Abt 1945  [1
    Children 
     1. Gene Wilson Anderson,   b. 28 Jul 1917, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1993, Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. John J. Anderson,   b. 14 Apr 1919, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 2002, Cypress, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F14065  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Anderson, William Whitfield
    Anderson, William Whitfield
    Girdner, James, Goodlou Grouse, William Anderson, Gene Anderson
    Girdner, James, Goodlou Grouse, William Anderson, Gene Anderson
    Anderson, Jesse and Anna, children of
    Anderson, Jesse and Anna, children of
    Front row, L-R, Bessie, Louis, John, Lillian,
    Back rown, L-R, William, Myrtle, Marie, Gertrude, Clara

    Headstones
    Anderson, William W.
    Anderson, William W.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1968] Max Anderson Melick, (1997).

    2. [S6517] “Andy”.

    3. [S1969] month, year and state.

    4. [S351] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com.

    5. [S6517]

    6. [S7825]

    7. [S663]

    8. [S6231] www.findagrave.com, place.

    9. [S6517] date.

    10. [S1895] Girdner Family Genealogy.

    11. [S1970]

    12. [S3827]

    13. [S3828]

    14. [S3829]

    15. [S6451]

    16. [S8600] Jesse Anderson obituary.

    17. [S8604] Anna Anderson Obituary.