Biography of William T. Anderson
Columbiana County, OH

William T. Anderson is a well known and substantial citizen of East Liverpool, where he is proprietor of the W. T. Anderson Coal & Ice Company. He is a native of Ohio, born at St. Clairsville, Feb. 26, 1866, the son of James and Margaret (Courtney) Anderson.

Both James Anderson and his wife were natives of Ireland and are now deceased. They were early settlers of Ohio, where he engaged in general farming for many years. To Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were born nine children: Alex, deceased; Ross, lives at Rapids City, S. D.; John, deceased; Margaret, lives in Los Angeles, Cal.; Henry, deceased; William T., the subject of this sketch Joseph and Matilda, both deceased; and one child died in infancy.

William T. Anderson spent his boyhood at St. Clairsville and was educated in the public and high school there. He learned the plumber's trade at Bellaire, Ohio, and in 1890 located in East Liverpool where he was employed by the American Sewer Pipe Works. In 1909 he established his present business which has developed into one of the extensive enterprises of its kind in the county. His place of business covers one acre of ground and has a capacity for the storage of 12 cars of coal.

In 1891 Mr. Anderson was married to Miss Cora B. Cain, of New Cumberland, W. Va., and the daughter of John and Jane Cain, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have ten children, as follows: J. Ross, married Lillian Wheatley, lives at East Liverpool, where he is engaged in business with his father, and they have four children, Lillian, Merle, Anna May, and Louisa; William Earl, employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, is a veteran of the World War, having served with Pershing's cavalry, 15th U. S. Cavalry, First Division; John, also a World War veteran, now serving with the U. S. army in the Hawaiian Islands; Howard, at home; Frank, with the U. S. army in the Hawaiian Islands; Thomas, Merle, Robert and Joseph, all at home; and Margaret, deceased.

Mr. Anderson is a Democrat, a member of the United Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

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

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