Biography of William Anderson
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William Anderson, a well known business man of Wellsville, is a member of a substantial pioneer family of Columbiana County. He was born in Yellow Creek Township, Dec. 18, 1862, and is the son of Andrew and Lucy (Nepper) Anderson.

Andrew Anderson, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a native of Yellow Creek Township and was a prosperous farmer and stockman of That section. He improved 160 acres of land at Little Beaver Creek and a log cabin served as the first family home. Mr. Anderson was a Democrat, a member of the Methodist Church, and the Grand Army of the Republic. To Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, who are deceased, the following children were born: Edwin K., lives at Wellsville, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history; William, the subject of this sketch; Laura, lives in Wellsville; Ica, deceased; and Margaret, lives in Wellsville.

William Anderson was reared on his father's farm, attended district school No. 16 in Yellow Creek Township, and at an early age engaged in the contracting business. Since 1890 he has conducted a business at Wellsville and installs machinery and boilers of all types. His son, Clifford, is associated in business with him.

On July 21, 1887, Mr. Anderson was united in marriage with Miss Adelia McBane, of Pittsburgh, the daughter of Frank and Eliza (Graham) McBane, both deceased. There were five children in the McBane family, as follows: Mrs. Anderson; Margaret, the widow of Osa Boughton, lives at Wellsville; Olivetta, deceased, was the wife of Orville Daniels, Indianapolis, Ind.; Francis, a farmer, lives in Yellow Creek Township; and Cecelia, married Jack Morgan, lives at Wellsville. To Mr. and Mrs. Anderson three children were born: Lester C., born Sept. 8, 1888, engaged in the dairy business, Wellsville; Clifford, born May 30, 1890, engaged in business with his father; and lea Ulala, born Feb. 4, 1895, married William Quinn, lives at Wellsville.

Mr. Anderson is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and is highly esteemed in the community.

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

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