Biography of E. K. Anderson
Columbiana County, OH

E. K. Anderson is a well known and substantial citizen of Wellsville and Columbiana County. He was born in Yellow Creek Township, April 14, 1859, the son of Andrew and Lucy (Knipper) Anderson.

Andrew Anderson, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Yellow Creek Township and spent his entire life in this county, where he was successfully engaged in general farming and stock raising. He was a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Anderson died Jan. 14, 1893, and his wife died Aug. 6, 1920. They had six children, as follows: E. K., the subject of this sketch; William, lives at Wellsville; Laura, lives at Wellsville; Ica, deceased, was the wife of Howard Weaver; Leonard, deceased; and Margaret, lives in Wellsville.

E. K. Anderson attended the district schools of Yellow Creek Township, and for many years engaged in construction work, specializing in machine construction. He is now foreman of highway construction in Columbiana County.

On Nov. 28, 1888, Mr. Anderson was united in marriage with Miss Mary Gill, who was born at Wheeling, W. Va., May 18, 1870, the daughter of W. H. and Margaret (Martin) Gill, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Ohio. Mr. Gill died May 28, 1911, and his wife died May 24, 1921. They had the following children: Josephine, married Jacob Hilton, lives in West Virginia; William, lives at Wheeling, W. Va.; Mrs. Anderson; Lilly, the widow of Byron Craycroft, lives at Wheeling, W. Va.; John, lives at Wheeling; and George, also lives at Wheeling. To Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were born two children: George A., born June 19, 1891, died May 5, 1894; and Letty L., born April 2, 1894, married Nov. 9, 1920, to Alvin I. Jones, lives in East Liverpool, and they have a daughter, Sarah Arlene, born Feb. 16, 1922.

Mr. Anderson holds membership in the Methodist Church and is a Republican.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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