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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 248


James C. ANDERSON, one of the active and enterprising agriculturists of Jefferson Township, Ringgold County, residing on section 15, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, December 2, 1848, a son of Edward ANDERSON, who was a native of the same State.

He left Pennsylvania with his parents about the year 1853, they locating in Union County, Ohio, and there our subject grew to manhood on a farm, and received his education in the common schools.

He was married in Ohio, October 22, 1874, to Miss Maria MARTIN, a daughter of James MARTIN, of Union County, that State. To Mr. and Mrs. ANDERSON have been born three children, whose names are as follows - Edward H., Clayton and James M. Mr. AANDERSON came to Ringgold County, Iowa, in the fall of 1874, and has since been a resident of Jefferson Township.

He has always followed agricultural pursuits, and is now devoting his attention to general farming and stock-raising. His farm contains 140 acres of choice land under a high state of cultivation.

He has held the office of constable for four years with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of his constituents. He is a member of the United Presbyterian church.

NOTE: James C. ANDERSON died at the age of 82 years on November 25, 1931. Maria (MARTIN) ANDERSON died at the age of 65 years on November 25, 1912. James and Maria were interred at Oakland Cemetery in Ringgold County, Iowa. Their epitaph reads, "Blessed are theydead that die in the Lord."

Clayton ANDERSON was born in 1877, and died in 1948. His wife Edna was born in 1888, and died in 1939. Clayton and Edna were interred at Oakland Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 248, 1887.
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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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