Henry Anderson.^ ^^;
Henry Anderson was born Sept. 18, 1885, in Auburn Caguga Co., New York. He was the 4th son! and sixth child of Wm. and Sarah Anderson. Three years latef his parents came to Ohio with a colony of Pennsylvania and New York state friends and settled in San¬ dusky county near Woodville.
He remained at home with his parents on the farm until the age of 18, when he served an appren¬ ticeship at the harness making business, with Simon A. Lee, of Woodville, after which he worked at his trade in Perrysburg a short time; then had a call to Fremont to clerk in his brother-in-law's shoe store. When the civil war broke out he was first to respond to his country's call and enlisted in the 8th O. V. I. When this regi¬ ment was mustered out he re-en¬ listed in the U. S. Navy, where he served 14 months as steward on the gun boat Tawah. He was honor¬ ably discharged from service on account of poor health.
In 1869, after the death of his father, he located in Elmore, en¬ tered into partnership with his brother-in-law, D. L. Coe, in the harness making business, Three
The funeral services were con¬ ducted by Dr. N. B. C. Love, as¬ sisted by Rev. W. W. Winbigler. The sermon by Dr. Love was from the Song of Solomon, the 2d chap¬ ter and part of the 17th verse, "I will wait until the day dawn and the shadows fly away." The thought I of the sermon was that we are to j wait patiently until the great here¬ after for the solving of the great problems of human life. Rev Winbigler followed with remarks, after which the I. O. O. F. lodge took charge of and conducted the services in the house and at the grave.
years later he purchased Mr. Coe's interest and continued the busi¬ ness.
He was married lo Mary C. Nel- lis on June 24, 18^4. To this un¬ ion was born a son, George An¬ derson, May 10th, 1875, in whom he centered all the fondest hopes and devotion of an indulgent and kind parent.
He was a charter member of the subordinate lodge I. O. O. F., also of the Elmore encampment.
His life was an open book. He disliked can't and hypocracy; was an honest man with honest inten¬ tions and very often misunder¬ stood.
His father died Sept, 11, 1869, after which his sister, Mrs Anna Thayer, of Toledo, died Dec. 13th, 1892. His mother entered into rest Dec. 4th, 1893. Next, his eldest sifter died in Feb. 1896* and he joined them in the great be¬ yond, Christmas night at eight o'clock, aged 64 years. 3 months and 7 days. Two brothers and three sisters survive him.
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