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Oliver Morton Anderson

Male 1862 - 1947  (85 years)


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  • Name Oliver Morton Anderson 
    Born 24 Jan 1862  , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Wolf River Township, Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Thomas F. Anderson, 52, farmer, real estate $3000, born in Ohio. Clarissa R. Anderson, 46, born in Kentucky. Eda A. Anderson, 14, born in Indiana. Robert A. Anderson, 12, born in Indiana. Retta A. Anderson 11, born in Indiana. Oliver M. Anderson, 8, born in Indiana.
    Census 1880  Union, Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Thomas Anderson, 62, farming, born in Ohio. Carissa Anderson, 56, born in Kentucky. Lyentta A. Anderson, 21, born in Indiana. Oliver M. Anderson, 18, farmer, born in Indiana. Annie Flick, 10, not related, born in Missouri. John Anderson, nephew, 6, born in Kansas.
    Census 1920  Union, Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Oliver M. Anderson, 57, farmer, born in Indiana. Rebecca Anderson, 54, born in Kansas. Orem O. Anderson, 22, farmer, born in Kansas. Mary C. Anderson, 21, teacher, born in Kansas. Howard F. Anderson, 19, born in Kansas, Alice R. Anderson, 17, born in Kansas.
    Census 1930  Union, Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Oliver M. Anderson, 68, farmer, born in Indiana. Rebbecca O. Anderson 64, born in Kansas. Orem O. Anderson, 32, tractor engineer - road department, born in Kansas.
    Buried Aug 1947  , Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Died 25 Aug 1947  Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    • Obituary of Oliver M. Anderson
      Atchison Daily News - Atchison, Kansas
      26 Aug 1947

      O.M. Anderson of Huron Dies

      An illness of 3 1/2 years ended in the death yesterday of O. M. Anderson, 85, for 77 years an Atchison county resident, one of the organizers of the Huron Telephone Co., and for many years one of the county's foremost citizens. He died at his home northeast of Huron, where he located with his parents when he was eight years old and resided there the remainder of his life.

      Funeral services will be held at the Huron Presbyterian church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and burial will be in the Anderson cemetery on the home farm with Odd Fellows' services at the grave. The body will remain at the Sawin & Douglass chapel in Atchison until noon Thursday and will lie in state at the Huron Presbyterian church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

      Oliver Morton Anderson was born Jan. 24, 1862, a son of Thomas F. and Clarissa R. Anderson, in Boone County, Ind., and in the spring of 1870 came with his parents to Kansas settling on the farm near Huron which they purchased. Two brothers died in Indiana, a brother Robert died the first year they were in Kansas; a sister, Mrs. Edy Alice Winn, died in 1876, and a sister, Mrs. Luretta Donaldson, died in Huron in 1934. He was the last of his father's family, including several half brothers and sisters.

      In 1886 he married Miss Amy Newcomb of Independence, Iowa, who died July 31, 1892. To this union were born four children who died in infancy. In July, 1896, he married Miss Rebecca Orem, whose death ocurred March 18, 1941.

      The following children survive: Orem O. Anderson who took care of him the past year and a half, Mrs. Mary McCune, Seagoville, Texas, Howard F. Anderson, Scott City, and Mrs. Alice Smidly, Compton, California. A son and daughter died in infancy. Surviving also are eight grandchildren, one great-grandson, other relatives and a wide circle of friends.

      He spent many years as an insurance representative and in the organization and management of the Huron Telephone Co., in addition to farming. He took great pride in being a public spirited citizen.

      An ardent member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic fraternities, he was deeply religious and was affiliated with the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith.
    Notes 
    • Oliver M. Anderson.

      In Boone county, Indiana, on the 24th of January, 1862, occurred the birth of Oliver Morton Anderson, and to him was given the name of Indiana's famous war governor. His father is Thomas F. Anderson, of Union township, Doniphan county, who was born in Warren county, Ohio, May 9, 1818. The paternal grandfather of our subject, Hiram Anderson, was born on the north branch of the Potomac river, in Maryland, in the year 1788. He was a farmer and shoemaker, and after following that pursuit throughout an active business career, his life's labors were ended in death, in 1853.

      Oliver M. Anderson was brought to Doniphan county, Kansas during his early boyhood, and was here reared and educated, enjoying the privileges afforded by the public schools. He has made farming his life's work, and through his well directed efforts has gained a comfortable competence. "Agriculture is the most healthful, the most useful and the most noble employment of men," said Washington, and the truth of the fact remains the same today as when it was uttered by the father of his country.

      It requires ability of no mean order to successfully conduct a farm, for there is a demand of knowledge of the rotation of crops, of the needs of the different products, and an unabating industry and enterprise whereby to put into actual use one's information on these subjects. The well improved farm owned and cultivated by Mr. Anderson is an indication that our subject ranks among the leading agriculturists of the community.

      He also has been twice married. He wedded Miss Amy M. Newcomb, of Independence, Iowa, February 2, 1887, who died July 31, 1892. Three children were born to Mrs. Anderson, who died in infancy. On July 22, 1896, Mr. Anderson was joined in wedlock to Rebecca Orem, of Baileyville, Kansas. Mrs. Anderson was born in Doniphan county, October 20, 1865, and has been the mother of two children: Orem Oliver and Mary Clarissa.

      Her father was W. J. Orem, born January 8, 1836, in Dorchester county, Maryland, and is of English and Scotch lineage. He came to Doniphan county, September 1, 1857, and for years took an active part in the politics of the county, being a representative sent to the state legislature from that county. He is also an active advocate of the Soul Sleepers' faith. Mrs. Anderson's mother, Mary, nee Haggard, was born in Madison county, Ohio, June 27, 1846 and died in Doniphan county, Kansas, July 10, 1871 and was of English descent.

      Our subject and wife enjoy the friendship of a large circle of friends and acquaintances near Purcell, Doniphan county, where they have so long resided, and deserve mention among the representative residents of this locality.
    Person ID I14682  7_families
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2004 

    Father Thomas F. Anderson,   b. 9 May 1818, Vernon, Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1905, , Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Clarissa R. Elliott,   b. 30 Apr 1824, , Nicholas, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1893, , Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1851  , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F6853  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Amy M. Newcomb,   b. 10 Nov 1845, Independence, Buchanan, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1892, , Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1887  Independence, Buchanan, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Son Anderson,   b. 1887, Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1887, Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Son Anderson,   b. 1889, Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1889, Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Daughter Anderson,   b. Abt 1890, Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1890, Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Son Anderson,   b. Mar 1892, Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1892, Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F48924  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rebecca Orem,   b. 20 Oct 1865, , Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1941, Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1896  , Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage also shown in Baileyville, Nemaha, Kansas on the same date. IGI

      On July 22, 1896, Mr. Anderson was joined in wedlock to Rebecca Orem, of Baileyville, Kansas. Mrs. Anderson was born in Doniphan county, October 20, 1865, and has been the mother of two children: Orem Oliver and Mary Clarissa.
    Children 
     1. Orem O. Anderson,   b. 11 May 1897, , Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, , , Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. Mary Clarissa Anderson,   b. 24 Sep 1898, , Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1987, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Howard F. Anderson,   b. 17 Aug 1900, , Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1991  (Age 90 years)
     4. Alice R. Anderson,   b. 12 Sep 1902, , Doniphan, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1976, Henderson, Clark, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Son Anderson,   b. Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Infant
     6. Daughter Anderson,   b. Huron, Atchison, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Infant
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F6852  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jan 1862 - , Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Feb 1887 - Independence, Buchanan, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jul 1896 - , Doniphan, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aug 1947 - , Atchison, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1947 - Huron, Atchison, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Oliver Morton Anderson article in the Illustrated Doniphan County Publication
    Oliver Morton Anderson article in the Illustrated Doniphan County Publication

  • Sources 
    1. [S845] Kansas, Atchison, Atchison - Atchison Daily News, ((Atchison, Kansas)), Obituary of Oliver Morton Anderson born 24 Jan 1862, Boone County, Indiana, died 25 Aug 1947 Huron, Atchison, Kansas (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S856] Kansas, Atchison, Atchison - Atchison Daily Globe, ((Atchison, Kansas)), Obituary of Oliver Mortin Anderson, 26 Aug 1947 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S290] Kansas, Doniphan, Wolf River - 1870 - Federal Census, Kansas, Doniphan, Wolf River, (www.ancestry.com).

    4. [S686] Kansas, Doniphan, Union - 1880 - Federal Census, Kansas, Doniphan, Union, (www.familysearch.org).

    5. [S736] Kansas, Doniphan, Union - 1920 - Federal Census, Kansas, Doniphan, Union, (www.ancestry.com).

    6. [S737] Kansas, Doniphan, Union - 1930 - Federal Census, Kansas, Doniphan, Union, (www.ancestry.com).

    7. [S845] Kansas, Atchison, Atchison - Atchison Daily News, ((Atchison, Kansas)), Obituary of Oliver Morton Anderson born 24 Jan 1862, Boone County, Indiana, died 25 Aug 1947 Huron, Atchison, Kansas, buried in the Anderson Cemetery, Atchison, Kansas. (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S856] Kansas, Atchison, Atchison - Atchison Daily Globe, ((Atchison, Kansas)), Obituary of Oliver Morton Anderson, 26 Aug 1947 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S856] Kansas, Atchison, Atchison - Atchison Daily Globe, ((Atchison, Kansas)), 26 Aug 1947 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S813] Genealogical and biographical record Northeast Kansas, (Chicago : Lewis Pub., 1900).