ANDERSON, Sylvan Renso

Date of birth:  26 Jun 1891 – Brown County, Indiana
Date of death: 17 Nov 1971 – Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, 17 Nov 1971

Sylvan Anderson dies in Columbus, services Friday

Sylvan Reneso Anderson, 80, Franklin route five, died Tuesday at Luther Nursing Home in Columbus after a four month illness.

Born June 26, 1891 in Brown County to Thomas and Margaret Miller Anderson, he married Gertrude Swift December 24, 1910. She survives in Franklin.

Seven children survive also: Clyde Anderson and Harlan E. Anderson, both of Franklin; Donald Anderson, Trafalgar; Mrs. Mildred McFarland, Morgantown; Mrs. Margaret Schrougham, Greenwood; Mrs. Marjorie Essex, Columbus; and Louis Anderson, Scottsville, Kentucky.

He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter and was a member of Nineveh Christian Church.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home South -- Edinburg Chapel. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Rev. Ray Bozell will officiate. Burial will be in Nineveh Cemetery.

Brown County Democrat, 25 Nov 1971


Sylvan Renso Anderson, 80, of Route 5, Franklin, died Nov. 17 at the Luther Nursing Home in Columbus following a four month illness.

Anderson, a retired farmer, was born in Brown County on June 26, 1891, to Thomas and Margaret Miller Anderson. On Dec. 24, 1910, he married the former Gertrude Swift, who survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Clyde and Harlen E. Anderson, both of Franklin, Donald Anderson of Trafalgar, and Louis Anderson of Scottsville, Ky.; three daughters, Mrs. Philip R. Essex of Columbus, Mrs. Mildred McFarland of Morgantown, and Mrs. Margaret Schrougham of Greenwood; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Vandivier-Parsley South Funeral Home near Edinburg by the Rev. Ray Bozell. Burial was at Nineveh Cemetery.

Submitted by Mark Wirey