John C. Anderson, one of the most prominent of Carlinville's enterprising and public spirited citizens, is at the head of the soundest banking institution of Macoupin County, an establishment founded by his father. He was born in this county, August 31, 1854, and is a son of C. H. C. and Mary E. (Cole) Anderson.
John C. Anderson received his early education in the common schools after which he pursued a classical course of study in Blackburn University. After his school days were over, he entered the banking house conducted by his father, and has been identified with this business almost continuously since. He succeeded his father in the business upon the latter's death, and its affairs have been conducted in the same able and honorable manner that marked the course pursued by his father. This bank is not only recognized as a safe institution but is also patronized because of the tried honesty and uprightness of its officers, and the courtesy with which its patrons are treated. Mr. Anderson is also engaged in various other enterprises, and has been foremost among those who have worked for the development and betterment of the city and county. he is interested in the Carlinville Coal Company, and has large real estate holdings in the county. he is representative of the highest type of manhood and his chief aim has been to gain and retain the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens, in which respect he has succeeded to a marked degree.
Mr. Anderson was married in 1880 to Lucy W. Boddie, who was born in Christian County, Kentucky, and comes of a very prominent family of that State. They have reared the following children: Jessie C., John M., Martha R., Rivers M., Lucile D., Perry B., James C., and Mary. Religiously, Mrs. Anderson is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject has always been an unswerving supporter of the Democratic party, but has never had the time nor the inclination to engage in practical politics.