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John Benjamin Anderson

Male 1826 - 1922  (96 years)

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  • Name John Benjamin Anderson 
    Born 3 Feb 1826  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His obituary mentions Kingsville, New York. We cannot find any information about this location at this time, so we've just listed New York.
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Dec 1922 
    Buried Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I599  Rossville
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2019 

    Family 1 Caroline M Rickard Anderson 
    Married 1848 
     1. Byron Anderson
     2. Edmond Anderson
     3. Charles Anderson
    +4. Luella V Anderson Sebring,   b. 1856,   d. 14 Dec 1942  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2014 16:20:44 
    Family ID F181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Carpenter Anderson,   b. 28 Jan 1839, Williamsburg, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1929, Emmett, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Jun 1880 or 1 Jun 1889  Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Margaret Anderson's obituary states they were married 1 Jun 1889.
     1. Hurbert H Anderson,   b. 1884,   d. 1903  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2019 01:45:00 
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Anderson, John
    Obituary- Anderson, John
    THURS. JAN 4, 1923
    J. B. Anderson, Oldest Citizen Is Dead

    John Benjamin Anderson, Rossville’s oldest citizen, and probably the oldest person in Shawnee county, passed away last Thursday afternoon after a very brief illness. Mr. Anderson would have been 97 years old next February 3.

    Mr. Anderson was a native of New York where he was born Feb. 8, 1820, at Kingsville. He moved west to Wisconsin in 1847 locating about 40 miles west of Milwaukee. A year later he was married to Miss Caroline M. Rickard and this union was blessed by the birth of four sons and one daughter. Mrs. Anderson died in 1876.

    In 1869 Mr. Anderson moved to the southern part of Iowa where he resided for 12 years and later moved to a town in the northern part of the state in 1880. In June 1880 he was married to Margaret Carpenter, and to this union one son, Herbert, was born.

    The family moved to Kansas in the year 1893 locating about four miles northwest of Rossville on the farm where he resided when he passed away.
    On account of his advanced age and poor health he had been confined to his home for about two years.

    He is survived by his wife, three sons— Byron and Edmond of California; Charles of Maple Hill; one daughter, Mrs. Austin Sebring of Rossville.
    The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Rossville Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. H. P. Basquin and interment made in the Rossville cemetery. Hesperian Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of which Mr. Anderson was a member had charge of the service at the grave.