James W. ANDERSON

Male 1881 - 1951

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  • Birth  17 Dec 1881  Miller, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Dec 1951  Camdenton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Laughlin Cemetery, Camden Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I21573  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 Feb 2012 

    Father  George W. ANDERSON,   b. 10 Jun 1848, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1899, Linn Creek, Camden Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Paulina Elizabeth CROSE,   b. Jun 1854, Boone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1923, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Jul 1870  Randolph County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6314  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ollie Myrtle BUNCH,   b. 13 Dec 1878, Old Lincreek, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1958, Camdenton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Mar 1908  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joyce Tillbury ANDERSON, Step Daughter,   b. 16 Oct 1902,   d. 1934, Lebanon, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Dorotha ANDERSON,   b. 18 Dec 1908,   d. 28 Dec 1908
     3. Freddie E. ANDERSON,   b. 10 Jun 1910,   d. Abt 1950
     4. Narcissus Snody ANDERSON,   b. 21 Apr 1912, Osage, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1975, Mt. Vernon, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Issac Woodrow ANDERSON,   b. 10 Jun 1914,   d. 26 Oct 1954
     6. Georgie Ann ANDERSON,   b. 27 Aug 1916,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Wilma Lucille TOWNS,   b. 1920,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F10167  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Zenith GARRISON 
    Married  18 May 1899  Camdenton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F50573674  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Father was 1/2 Indian, and was killed with a tomahawk by an unknown person while putting corn in a sack in/or by barn in January of 1899.

      Found in 1920 Census in Osage, Camden, Missouri, as J.W. Anderson with wife Ollie, and children.

      Found in Census:Year: 1930; Census Place: Osage, Camden, Missouri; Roll: 1180; Page: ; Enumeration District: 8;

      James W. Anderson, Head of Household in own home, valued at $2,500; age 49; occupation Farmer ; Born in Missouri; Father born in United States; Mother born in Missouri
      Ollie M; Wife age 51; born in Missouri, Father born in Kentucky (actually Illinois as per 1910 census and other data)
      Freddie E.; Daughter age 19
      Narolser S.; Daughter age 18 (Actual name: Narcissus)
      Georgie A; Daughter age 13
      Erma L.; Grandaughter age 3 (Grandaughter)

      Also, in 1910 Census:
      James W. Anderson, Head, age 28; born in Missouri, Father born in Virginia, Mother born in Missouri; Occupation - Farmer
      Ollie M.; Wife, age 31; born in Missouri, Father born in Illinois, Mother born in Missouri
      Tilbury Mary; Step Daughter, age 7; Born in Missouri
      Anderson, Elizabeth; Mother; age 54; Born in Missouri, Father & Mother born in MO.
      Anderson, Benjamin F; Brother; age 38; Born in Missouri, Father in Kentucky
      Crose, George M.; Hired man; age 23

      Jane Owens has photograph of tombstone with birtdate 17 Dec 1881. Have seen birthdate of 18 Dec 1880 for years.
      Cemetary:
      ANDERSON
      James W 12-17-1881 12-25-1951
      Ollie M 12-13-1878 2-26-1958 Married 3-22-1908
      Roy E 6-3-1903 8-12-1983
      Gladys (Crum) 3-13-1914 4-8-1999 Married 12-5-1936

      According to Dorothy Dury, James W. Anderson committed suicide.

      Fathers Demise:
      From "THE REVILLE" Linn Creek, Camden County, Missouri, Thursday, January 19, 1899 Double
      Murder George W. Anderson and Annie Woresback Brained With an Ax
      Our usually quiet town was startled late last Friday evening, as it has not been for years by the intelligence that Annie Woresback had been found dead in the door of the old Wm.. Lane house, 2 miles northeast of town, occupied by Geo. W. Anderson and the woman and that as Anderson had not been seen since Wednesday, the two had probably been murdered. The ghastly discovery was made by Wm. L. Hammer, of Montreal, who had called to see Mr. Anderson on business, and informed Mr. Anderson's family, at Erie, of the tragedy before coming in to notify the authorities. Coroner Avery, Drs. Moore and Moulder, Prosecuting Attorney Chalfant and many others repaired to the scene, where about fifty person's had already gathered.
      Mr. Avery found Mr. Anderson's dead body in an old house used as a corn crib, a few feet from where the woman lay. He had been struck a left handed blow from behind, apparently with the poll of a hand ax, and was lying face down with corn husks in his right hand and a sack in the other. All appearances indicated that while he much have known of the assasin's presence, he had no suspicion of his foul intent, and had been struck down without warning. He had been struck two blows while down. The woman had been struck two blows in the forehead. Her body had fallen partly out of the doorway, and had been further disfigured by hogs. The table had been laid for three, and the meal, supposed to be supper, had evidently been eaten by three persons.
      The theory of the murder is that their visitor had followed Anderson to the crib while the woman went to milk. After slaying Anderson the murderer had met the woman, who had left a bucket of unskimmed milk on the table, and either to conceal his previous crime or from some deeper motive, had killed her also. What passed between these two --what awful emotions assailed the misguided woman in the presence of a dreadful death- who can conjecture? A watch was placed over the bodies, which were brought to town where an inquest was held, the verdict being that they came to their death at the hands unknown.
      Anderson's body was turned over to his family and buried at the Conway cemetery, seven miles east of town. The woman's remains were interred on the county farm. On Tuesday night, Newton John, who had been seen in the vicinity, was arrested on suspicion. He had a preliminary hearing yesterday before "Squire" Foster and clearly established an alibi.
      Anderson was well-known as a farmer, stock raiser and dealer both in this county and in Miller, whence he came some fifteen years ago, and had become quite wealthy, owning several large and valuable farms in both counties. He had recently lived apart from his family, with the Woreback woman, who was raised in Miller county. She was an unmarried sister of John Woresback, sent to the penitentiary from Laclede county several months ago, for stealing a team of horses from Archibald Patterson Jr, near here.
      The dead man did not usually carry much money on his person, and but few cents was found on his body. An anonymous warning letter was received by Wm. A. Anderson, his eldest son, yesterday, stating that the writer knew who had killed his father, and that the crime was committed Wednesday night. It is not known with certainty that Anderson was seen alive after Wednesday, the place where he lived, being off the common route of travel. The mystery so far baffles all inquiry, and not even the motive can be clearly traced, several probably causes for the crime having been assigned. Anderson leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters.
      From "The Revielle, Linn Creek, Camden County, MO, April 20, 1899. "We were now in sight of our goal, but we turned aside to attend the sale of the estate of the late George Anderson, who was so mysteriously murdered some months since. We expected to buy some cattel at this sale, but we found a great many stockmen present who seemed to want live stock a great deal more than we did. Everything offered for sale brought exceedingly high prices and the proceeds of the sale amounted to $6,000.
      THE REVILLIE, Linn Creek, Camden County, Missouri February 16, 1899 $1150 Reward To reconcile conflicting reports, I wish to state that the following rewards have been authentically offered and will be paid for the apprehension and delivery to the sheriff of Camden County, at the county jail at Linn Creek, Mo., of the unknown murderer or murders of Geor W. Anderson and Anna Woresback, rewards payable on conviction. By the State..............................$200 By Camden County..........................$200 By. B. F. Anderson........................$250 By Elizabeth and W. Anderson..............$500 Total....................................$1150 The documents guaranteeing said rewards may be seen at my office. H. W. Chalfant Pros. Atty ***************************************

    Born:
    • Alt Birthdate 17 Dec 1880