Household Record 1880 United States Census Joseph ANDERSON Self M Male W 45 PA. Loader PA. PA. Charlote ANDERSON Wife M Female W 29 O. Keeping House O. O. Willie ANDERSON Son S Male W 14 O. PA. O. *****Wilbur ANDERSON Son S Male W 11 O. PA. O. Joseph ANDERSON Son S Male W 7 O. PA. O. Maggie ANDERSON Dau S Female W 2 O. PA. O.
Source Information: Census Place Cross Creek, Brooke, West Virginia Family History Library Film 1255401 NA Film Number T9-1401 Page Number 49C
http://members.tripod.com/DEBORAH_KLEE/biography/andersonWilbur.htmlhttp://members.tripod.com/DEBORAH_KLEE/biography/andersonWilbur.html WILBUR C. ANDERSON -- The career of the subject of this sketch has been one of varied experience, characterized throughout by a devotion to principle and loyalty to duty, which have gained for him a position of no small influence and importance in the business world. Wilbur C. Anderson is descended from an old Pennsylvania family, the history of which in this county dates from the time of the colonies. His paternal great-grandfather served as an artilleryman in the war of the Revolution, and at the close of the struggle settled at Canonsburg, Washington county, Pennsylvania, where the family continued to reside until some time in the sixties, when they removed to the state of Delaware. Subsequently they returned to the former state and located in Huntingdon county, of which the subject's parents, Stephen and Alice (Wilson) Anderson, are still honored residents.
Wilbur C. Anderson was born November 12, 1869, in Mill Creek township, Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, and remained under the parental roof until a youth of fourteen, enjoying meanwhile the advantages of a common school education. From fourteen to seventeen he attended an academy at Cassville and on leaving that institution engaged as clerk with the Rockhill Iron and Coal Company at Orbisonia, in which capacity he continued until 1889, when he resigned to accept a position with the Thompson-Houston Electric Company of Philadelphia. Shortly after entering the employ of the latter firm he was assigned to duty in the plant at Hoboken, New Jersey, and later he was make collector for the company, the duties of which responsible post he discharged until his promotion in 1893 to the position of assistant superintendent. Mr. Anderson continued in the latter capacity until 1899, when he severed his connection with the firm to become secretary of the North River Light, Heat and Power Company at Hoboken, and after holding the position one year he engaged as office manager with the Rider, Erricson Engine Company of New York city. His period of service with that enterprise terminated in 1901, at which time he was employed by the Electric Company of America to take charge of the light, heat and power plant in the city of Canton, which honorable and responsible position he still holds. As already stated, Mr. Anderson's business career has been a very active one and from the beginning it has been marked by a series of continued advancements, which demonstrate his ability to fill worthily important positions and to manage faithfully and well enterprises requiring a high order of business talent. In every post to which called he has enjoyed the unbounded confidence of his employers and his relations with the public have been such as to gain him the confidence and esteem of all classes of people in his different fields of labor. Thoroughly conversant with his duties, a skillful acountant and posessing fine executive ability, he devotes his attention closely to the important trust now in his charge and the excellent condition of everything connected there with and the satisfactory manner in which he discharges his functions indicate a supervision which none but a safe and reliable manager could exercise.
In the year 1894, at Newark, New Jersey, Mr. Anderson was united in marriage with Miss Emma A. Eno, daughter of Joseph and Annie (Bovingdon) Eno, the father a prominent inventor of that city, the mother a native of London, England. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have a pleasant home and their domestic circle in addition to themselves includes two bright and interesting children, whose names are Harriet J. and Wilbur C. In politics Mr. Anderson gives an unwavering support to the Republican party and his fraternal relations are represented by the Masonic brotherhood and the Independent Order of Odd Fellowsu