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Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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Description: Death of Capt. Anderson Removes Early Texan

Date: February 3 1922

Newspaper published in: Dallas, TX

Page/Column: 2

Death of Capt. Anderson Removes Early Texan

Abilene, Texas, Feb. 2. The death of Captain V. H. Anderson, 91 years old, at Roby on Tuesday night, removed one of the picturesque figures of West Texas. Captain Anderson drove the first nail in the first building at Roby in 1884, having moved there from Salado, Bell County, and during Cleveland's administration served as postmaster of that place. He was born May 31, 1834, forty miles from Louisville, KY, and later went to Boonville, MO., to the California gold fields as one of the forty-niners. In California he served two years as a Deputy Sheriff of Sacramento County in its palmiest days and built up a reputation among the miners as a fearless officer. In 1859, with two companions, he traveled overland to Bell County, Texas. During the war between the States, he was a Captain in the Confederate Army serving throughout the war as Quartermaster of Wash Jones' brigade.

Upon until January 24, when he fell on the ice covered ground and broke his hip, Captain Anderson was in excellent health and had the appearance of a man less than 60.

Besides his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Martha Melvina Skiles, Captain Anderson leaves the following sons and daughters: A. R. Anderson, County Attorney of Garza County; Bill Anderson, George S. Anderson, president of the Abilene Printing Company; Vic H. Anderson, El Paso; Mrs. W. B. Ferrell, postmistress at Roby; and Mrs. L. H. McCrea. A son, S. V. Anderson, died at Globe, Arizona, six years ago.

The funeral of Captain Anderson was held at Roby today, with the Masons in charge of the services at the grave. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Mr. Nichols of the Methodist Church, of which Captain Anderson was a member.

Submitted: 04/21/14

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