James Anderson


JAMES ANDERSON, son of Thomas Anderson, is one of the porminent manufacturers of Hancock county. He was born January 12, 1849, and was educated in the common schools of the county. At an early age his attention was turned to the manufacture of fire-brick, in which his father was then engaged, and he has devoted his efforts ever since, with the exception of a little time spent on the river, to that branch of industry. About five years ago he and his brother began the manufacture of sewer pipe and terra cotta goods of various kinds, in addition to the former product, and for these goods they find a great demand. They have now invested in their plant about $65,000, and run the works at full capacity the whole year round. This is one of the notable establishments of the upper Ohio valley. Mr. Anderson was married in August, 1873, to Jessie M. Oliver, who was born in Allegheny county, Penn., and whose father now resides in Allegheny City. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have five children: Ella, Bairs, David, Elizabeth and James.

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