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Obituaries - James ANDERSON

[James Lewis Anderson, died February 04, 1966]
Unknown, probably Macomb Daily Journal
J. Lewis Anderson, 90, Of Macomb, Dies
    J. Lewis Anderson, 90, a retired mail carrier of 503 S. Johnson St., died about 5:35 p. m. Thursday at McDonough District Hospital where he had been a patient since Jan. 1 when he fell and sustained a fracture of his hip.
    Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Rev. Richard Newhall will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
    Mr. Anderson was born Jan. 14, 1875 at Sciota, the son of William and Amanda Hainline Anderson. He had resided his entire lifetime in McDonough County, moving to Macomb in 1903. He served as a mail carrier on Route 1, after accepting the position as carrier in 1903. He served 31 years as a carrier before retiring in 1934.
    He was a member of the Macomb Methodist Church and the National Association of Retired Civil Employees. He married Frances Yard Oct. 15, 1904. She died in 1948.
    Surviving are two daughters, Miss Winona Anderson of Macomb and Mrs. Mildred Fentem of Palos Heights, a son, Wendell Anderson of Chicago, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two half brothers, Edward of pilot Mound, Iowa, and Johnny of Boone, Iowa and a half-sister, Mrs. Agnes Neff of St. Joseph, Mo. Three half brothers, Tom, Albert and William, and a sister, Margaret, died previously.

Contributed by Kathy Lathrop