All history has demonstrated that there are great possibilities in a young man of good habits who is impelled
by the desire to win an honorable place in the world. Many illustrations of the truth of this remark are presented
in this work and the record of George T. Anderson, a successful merchant of Whitesboro, is additional evidence
of the beneficial effects of industry and selfreliance when under the direction of sound judgment. He was born
at Lucknow, Canada, October 2, 1873, a son of William Anderson.
George T. Anderson received limited advantages of education in the schools of Wingham and Hespeler, Canada, being
thrown on his own resources at an early age by the death of his father. He entered the employ of a tinner at Hespeler
as an apprentice and served in this capacity for three years. After learning the trade he remained in the same
shop for two years, receiving wages as a journeyman. Having then decided to seek a more congenial field, he went
to Chicago where he worked at his trade for more than two years. In the course of this time he gained a large amount
of knowledge of which he has been able to make practical use. In 1894 he came to Utica, Oneida county, and for
two years was connected with the Mohawk Valley Cap Factory. In 1896 he arrived at Whitesboro and was employed as
a tinner and plumber until November 4, 1900, when he embarked in business on his own account on Mosley street.
Two years later he moved to his present location, at Main and Westmoreland streets. He deals in shelf and heavy
hardware, also tiling, and carries on a flourishing tinning and plumbing business.
In 1898, at Utica, Mr. Anderson was married to Miss Mabel Rose, and they have two daughters, Mildred Rose and Leona
Gertrude. Politically Mr. Anderson gives his support in national affairs to the republican party but votes independently
at local elections. Although solicited to do so, he has always refused to be a candidate for public office. He
and his family attend the Baptist church and fraternally he is identified with Oriskany Lodge, A. F. & A. M.,
and Schuyler Lodge, No. 147, I. O. O. F. He served for fifteen years as a member of the Whitesboro Fire Company
and was for two terms president of the organization. He is at the present time a valued member of the Exempt Firemen's
Association. He is up to date in his methods and as he has a thorough knowledge of the wants of his patrons and
is of a genial and accommodating disposition, his business has grown steadily until it yields a substantial annual
income. His success is well deserved as it is due to earnest and conscientious effort.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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