Thomas Jefferson Anderson

#5774, b. 13 Feb 1873, d. 21 Feb 1951
Last Edited:6 May 2016
FatherJohn M. Anderson1 b. 20 Nov 1831, d. 14 Dec 1904
MotherSusan Raines1 b. about 1832, d. between 1873 and 1880

Children of Thomas Jefferson Anderson and Mary Jane Mingus

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
OccupationHe was born into a farming family2, and was himself a farmer at least through 1910.3,4 By 1920, he worked as a railroad foreman,5 later retiring from the Missouri Pacific Railroad1.
BirthThomas Jefferson Anderson was born on 13 Feb 1873 at Lee County, VA.6,2,3
Census1880, sonThomas J. Anderson (given age 7) was enumerated as a son of John M. Anderson (given age 48) on the 1880 Census, living in Union Township, Laclede County, MO.2
MarriageThomas Jefferson Anderson married Mary Jane Mingus, daughter of Paul S. Mingus and Margaret A Connolly, about 1895.4,7
Census1900Tom J. Anderson (given age 27) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Sugar Creek Township, Barry County, MO. With him was his wife Mary J., son(s) Orvile, daughter(s) Bertha . Tom's occupation was farmer, and the farm they lived on was rented. He and Mary could read, write and speak English. Their farm was next door to the Bledsoe's, his sister Lucy's family.3
Census1910Thomas Anderson (given age 37) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Union Township, Wright County, MO. Also living in the house was his wife Jane Anderson (given age 37), son Arvell Anderson (given age 14), daughter Bertha Anderson (given age 11), Ammie Anderson (given age 8) and Opal Anderson (given age 2). They owned their farm, with a mortgage.4
Census1920Thomas J. Anderson (given age 46) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at Urbanette, Polo Township, Carroll County, AR. Also living in the house was his wife Mary J. Anderson (given age 47), daughter(s) Ople Anderson (given age 12). Thomas worked as a foreman for the railroad. Their home was rented.5
CensusT J Anderson (given age 45), head of household, appeared on the census of 1925, at Lincoln township, Crawford County, KS, with his wife, Mary J Anderson (given age 46). Also present was his child, Opal Anderson (given age 17). His occupation was given as "sec. foreman". Everyone in the household could read and write. The family of Chester and Bertha Jones (his daughter), and their two boys, lived next to them.8
Census1930Thomas Anderson (given age 57) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Washington township, Arma, Crawford County, KS. Also living in the house was his wife Mary J Anderson (given age 56). They rented their home for $8 per month, and owned a radio.7
Census1940Thomas J Anderson (given age 67) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Washington township, Arma, Crawford County, KS. Also living with him was his wife, Mary J Anderson (given age 67). They owned their home, in which they also lived in 1935, and which was currently valued at $400. Thomas had a first grade education, while his wife had completed school through the eighth grade. The census indicated he was unable to work, but received other income.9
ResidencePrior to his hospitalization in 1950, Thomas Jefferson Anderson and his wife, Mary Jane, lived at 1705 North Michigan in Pittsburg, Crawford County, KS.1
DeathThomas Jefferson Anderson died at age 78 of cerebral hemorrhage on 21 Feb 1951 at Steffens Sanitorium in Pittsburg, Crawford County, KS.1
BurialHe was buried at Mount Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg, Crawford County, KS.1

Citations:

  1. [S869] KS. Crawford county. death certificate.
  2. [S432] 1880 U.S. Census. MO. Laclede County. population schedule.
  3. [S434] 1900 U.S. Census. MO. Barry County. population schedule.
  4. [S435] 1910 U.S. Census. MO. Wright County. population schedule.
  5. [S714] 1920 U.S. Census. AR. Carroll County. population schedule.
  6. [S342] "Ancestors of Fay George Smith and Amy Jewel Anderson" to Joyce B Rivette. Held by Melissa Fay Jones.
  7. [S474] 1930 U.S. Census. KS. Crawford County. population schedule.
  8. [S1032] 1925 Kansas State Census. KS. Crawford County. Digital images. Kansas State Historical Society,.
  9. [S1031] 1940 U.S. Census. KS. Crawford County. population schedule.
  10. [S1396] FamilySearch.org. Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007. Fulton Co., Indiana. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1410397