Friday, April 11, 2008


Robert C. Anderson
The East Liverpool Tribune


Large Attendance at the Funeral Services Held Yesterday From the M. P. Church

The funeral of Councilman Robert C. Anderson was held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Methodist Protestant church. The services were conducted by the Rev. C. H. Beck, assisted by the Rev. William Hutchinson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The choir rendered the favorite songs of the deceased; “Lead, Kindly Light,’ “Come Unto Me,” and “Does Jesus Care.” The I.O.O.F. lodges of Wellsville and East Liverpool attended the services in body. Rev. Mr. Beck delivered the funeral oration. Rev. Hutchinson delivered a short address and offered prayer.

The pallbearers from the I.O.O.F. lodge were John Donnelly, J. F. McQueen, A. C. VanDyke, A. R. Phillips, C. J. Wilsing and Henry Kampman. Interment was made in Spring Hill cemetery under the ahspices of the I. O. O. F.

The city officials, mayor, members of the council, city solicitor, auditor, tax commissioners and superintendent of the water works were in attendance at the funeral. Floral tributes were sent by the council, railway shop employees, I. O. O. F. lodge and friends. The council will draft appropriate resolutions.

Robert C. Anderson was 69 years if age and represented the First ward in the common council. He died at 8 o’clock Saturday evening (January 27, 1906) at his home, 114 Lisbon street, of hemorrhage. He had been in bad health for a month or more, although at no time was he confined to his bed. On Friday evening, while in the yard, he was seized with a fit of coughing. Entering the house he coughed more violently, resulting in hemorrhage of the lungs which proved fatal.

The deceased was born in Allegheny, Pa. I the fall of 1863 he married Miss Frances Anderson, of Wellsville, and resided in Allegheny until the following spring, when the couple removed to Wellsville. Since then with the exception of one year, 1883 to 1884, when he was engaged in the plumbing business (he was the first to open a plumbing shop in Wellsville) Mr. Anderson was employed as a machinist in the Pennsylvania shops.

In 1902 he was elected a member of council from the First ward and had just entered upon his third term. He was a member of the First Methodist Protestant church; of Wellsville lodge No. 180, Masons; and Iris lodge No. 125, Odd Fellows. He at one time held the position of district deputy of the I. O. O. F. Besides his wife the deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maud Graham and Mrs. Lillie Green, of Sheridan, and one son, William Anderson, of Wellsville.

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