JOHN ANDERSON was born in Camden around 1861 to William and Eliza Anderson. The family was living near the iron works along the Cooper River near Pine Street as early as the 1860s, and when new homes were built in the 1000 block of Line Street in the 1880s, William Anderson acquired 1032 Line Street. This would be the family home as late as 1947.
William Anderson generally worked as a factory laborer, but was active in politics, and served as County freeholder from Camden's Seventh Ward in the 1890s and 1900s. During that time John Anderson served on Camden's police force. He later returned to work at the nearby iron foundry where his father had previously worked, decades before.
John Anderson married Delia Fowler around 1888. Their first son, Thomas B. Anderson, was born on June 5, 1889, followed by Charles F., Henry, Elizabeth, and Lydia. He lived with his father, who by 1900 was a widower, as late as 1910. John Anderson passed away on October 11, 1919, not long after his father William had died, both having lived their days out at 1032 Line Street.
July 28, 1890
|Philadelphia Inquirer - July 22, 1898|
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