ANDERSON, William Albert

Date of birth: 12 Jan 1850 Hamblen, Brown County, Indiana

Date of death: 29 Feb 1932 Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, March 1, 1932

Funeral For Edinburg Resident to be Held From 
Gosney Undertaking Parlors
      EDINBURG, March 1 – Relatives of William A. 
Anderson, age 82, who was found dead at the rear of his 
home in Edinburg Monday morning, have announced 
that funeral services for the deceased man will be held 
from the Gosney undertaking parlors, Wednesday after-
noon at two o’clock with the Rev. James Baldwin of 
Columbus in charge.  Interment will follow at Rest Haven 
Cemetery at Edinburg.
      Mr. Anderson had been a resident of Edinburg for 
many years and had retired from his active occupation 
of farming.  His death occurred at eleven o’clock 
Monday morning, while apparently in his usual health 
he was splitting wood at the rear of his home in Cuba 
at the south edge of Edinburg.  A heart attack came 
upon him and he passed away before medical aid 
could be summoned.
      Coroner C. M. Jackson of Elizabethtown, who 
investigated the case pronounced death due to heart 
trouble, discrediting earlier reports of suicide.  William 
Albert Anderson was born in Hamblen Township 
Brown County, January 12, 1850, the son of William 
and Mary Chandler Anderson, who were pioneer 
residents of that county.  He was married to Miss 
Elizabeth Jane Smith on January 12, 1876, and soon 
after their marriage the couple became residents of 
Edinburg where they have spent their lives.
Surviving Relatives
       Surviving relatives are: the widow, three sons, 
Richard and Charles of Indianapolis, Albert of Seattle, 
Washington, three daughters, Mrs. A. P. Hamblen of 
Franklin, Mrs. William Smith of Edinburg, and Mrs. 
Clarence Lorenz of Danville, Illinois.  There are 19 
grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many other 
relatives as well as a host of friends who will mourn the 
passing of this man.
      Mr. Anderson had been a member of the Christian 
Church of New Bethel since in early manhood and 
had remained faithful to its teachings throughout his life.

Source:Brown County Democrat, Indiana, March 11, 1932

      William A. (Bert) Anderson, age 82 years, died 
suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Edinburg, 
Monday of last week (February 29th).
      Mr. Anderson was born in Hamblen Township 
and resided there in the Clay Lick Community for 
many years.
      His wife was Elizabeth Smith, daughter of James 
D. and Eliza (Summa) Smith who survives him.
      Also surviving are three sons, Richard E., Charles 
W., and Albert R. of Indianapolis; three daughters, 
Mrs. A. P. Hamblen of Franklin, Mrs. William Smith of 
Edinburg and Mrs. Clarence Lorentz of Danville, Illinois.
      Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. James 
Baldwin of Columbus.  Burial was in Rest Haven 
Cemetery, Edinburg. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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