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PVT: ANDREW WILLIAM ANDERSON of the 144th New York Infantry of Company E. 
Civil War Veteran of Monterey County.

Andrew William Anderson was born Andes, New York in 1847. At the age of 17, he enlisted into the 144th New York Infantry in Company E on September 13, 1864 and was mustered out in South Carolina on June 25, 1865. After the war, he eventually settled in Salinas and in 1870 married Miss Martha Allen. In 1892, Andrew and Martha Anderson moved to Pacific Grove, Andrew W. Anderson died in Pacific Grove, Ca. on April 3, 1908. His funeral was held at St. Mary’s by the Sea Episcopal Church on Central Ave, his body was transported by train to the City of Salinas for internment at the IOOF Cemetery. He was a member of the Lucius Fairchild GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Post #179, based out of Pacific Grove, California.

The following transcriptions are from an obituary and funeral notice.

ANDERSON, ANDREW W (1847-1908) Salinas, IOOF Cemetery
Pacific Grove Daily Review April 3, 1908
Death of A.W. Anderson
Another Grand Army Man Has Passed to the Great Beyond- Called to Death This Morning

It is our sad duty to chronicle the removal from our midst one of Pacific Grove’s most respected citizens, Andrew W. Anderson, who passed from earth at an early hour this morning.

The deceased was born in Andes New York, sixty-one years ago and resided in Salinas until sixteen years ago when he came to Pacific Grove, since which time he has been a resident of this city.

Mr. Anderson joined the U.S. Army when only seventeen years of age and served his country as a soldier for three years and a half.

Mr. Anderson was married in Salinas in 1870, to Miss Martha Allen, who survives him.  One daughter, Edith lives to mourn his loss, and one daughter died at the age of two years.

Mr. Anderson’s other relatives are a brother, John Anderson of Berryessa, who was with him when he died, another brother, Thomas Anderson, of Philadelphia, and three sisters, Miss Violet Anderson of Oakland, Mrs. Jane Gill, of Salinas, and Mrs. Belle Lang, of New York.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. G. M. Cutting at St. Mary’s by the Sea at 2:30 o’clock P.M. Saturday.

The remains will be taken on the 10 o’clock train on Sunday morning to Salinas for interment.

Mr. Anderson was a member of Lucius Fairchild Post No. 179, G.A.R., and was at one time adjutant of that organization.

Lucius Fairchild Post, G.A.R. Lucius Fairchild Woman’s Relief Corps and Fairchild Circle, Ladies of the G.A.R. will attend in a body the funeral on Saturday. 

Pacific Grove, Daily Review April 4, 1908
Funeral of A.W. Anderson
Was Held from the Episcopal Church This Afternoon

The funeral of the late Andrew W. Anderson was held in St. Mary’s by the Sea Episcopal Church this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

After the impressive services by Rev. G.M. Cutting, the flag service of the Ladies of the G.A.R. was conducted by Mrs. Georgia R. Stansbury, President of Fairchild Circle.

The provision of beautiful flower pieces attested to the high regard in which Mr. Anderson was held in this community, and to the great sympathy felt for the relatives of the deceased.

At the conclusion of the funeral an opportunity was given to the friends to view the remains.

The pall bearers were J.P. Brown and O.F. Winters representing Lucius Fairchild Post., G.A.R., F.B. Ellis and J.P. Pryor representing the Episcopal Church, and Martin Birks and W.E. Parker representing Court Monterey, No. 643, Independent Order of Foresters.

The remains will be taken on the ten o’clock train to Salinas tomorrow for interment.  


Compiled and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC

Camp Abe Lincoln #10 based out of Santa Cruz, Ca

Dept. of Calif. and Pacific

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

P. O. Box 1641, Monterey, Ca. 93942-1641


Sep 2009



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