Miss Katherine Virginia Anderson was born Jan. 9, 1857 in this county where she spent her useful and happy life.
When nine years of age she joined the Presbyterian church and announced that she would give one tenth of what she
made to the Lord's cause, and this she always did.
Nature endowed her with rare gifts of heart and mind. She had a beautiful christian character, and her life was
filled with the fruits of the Spirit and abounded In a great variety of good works. She was an artist of acknowledged
ability, and painted hundreds of portraits and miniatures that are treasures of the highest works of art.
The Income from her labors was contributed to the welfare of those she loved in a moat behutiful and beneficial
method and the success attained by her people In the professions rightly belongs to her In a great meausure. There
is no parallel to her life in this sphere of sisterly affection and accomplishment in all the great history of
The great service rendered to her family is almost equaled In her great work in her community for the Church and
the sunday schools she loved so well and cared for so devotedly. She was an active leader In the Woman's Auxiliary
as well as the Young People's work. There was nothing closer to her heart than the Mission Cotton Mill Sunday School
which she conducted for years at the expense of her health and strength.
She was loyal and faithful to her church and pastor, untiring and unlimited in her devotion to her family and friends,
and freely gave her life, her strength, and her means that others might be happy in the homes that her labors blessed.
This county has developed many grand women, thousands of the best of God's creation, but it pleased Him to make
her a character that ought to be remembered as the highest type of womanhood, Miss Kate Anderson. She died at Orando,
Florida, March 8, 1922.
A History of Henry County, Virginia
By: Judith Parks Anerica Hill
Martinsville, Virginia 1925
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