Stephen Wilson Anderson was born in Ash County, North Carolina, August 26, 1855 and came to Missouri with his parents when he was but six years of age.He became a member of the Baptist church in Carroll County in 1875, with which church he remained affiliated until the time of his death.
April 17, 1975, he came to McDonald County with his parents, Robert and Nancy Anderson, settling near Indian Springs and from whence they moved a few years later to what is now Beaver Springs Park.
He was united in marriage to Illinois Meador in 1887, to which union was born two sons and five daughters, Frank Anderson of Pittsburg, Kansas and Ted Anderson at home, Mrs. F.A. Tuck of Lamar, Mo, Mrs. Chas. Ball of Pittsburg, Kansas, Mrs. Brice Lipscomb, of Springfield, Mo., who with his widow and one sister.Mrs. Martha Harmon of Neosho, are left surviving his other two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Parnell and Mary Anderson having passed on before.He departed this life at his home near Anderson, Thursday January 19, 1928.Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. R. Foster of the Baptist church and the body laid to rest in the Methodist cemetery, east of town.
In the departure from our midst, his family have not only suffered the loss of a devoted husband and father, but our community mourns the loss of a public spirited, honest, upright citizen, whose associations with the early history of Anderson, made his life an open book to our people and no page of that book but bore a record of the life of a real Christian gentleman.
As the people of this community had honored his family by naming our town after his father, so Wilse Anderson lived a life (this part missing)
his passing a pioneer has gone another link binding the past to the present, but he left behind a name that we trust we may always associate with the good, clean, moral and better things of life.
I also found Illinois' obit:
Mrs. L. Anderson
Illinois Meador Anderson was born February 5, 1864 in Lawrence county, Missouri and departed this life June 21, 1945, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 16 days.
She was united in marriage to Willis Anderson, and to this union were born seven children.Her husband and two children preceded her in death.Her husband passed on January 19, 1927, Mary in infancy, and Mrs. Minnie Parnell in young womanhood.The living children are:Mrs. Maud Ball and Frank Anderson of Pittsburg, Kan., Mrs. Artie Tuck of Lamar, Mo., Mrs. Pearl Lipscomb of Springfield, Mo., and Orville Anderson of the home; also 29 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She spent the greater part of her life in and near Anderson.She was for many years a member of the Baptist church.Besides her family who mourn her departure, she leaves a host of friends and neighbors.She was known to many folk as "Aunt Sis."
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Mr. Zion by Rev. Homer Long. Burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Following the obit was a Card of Thanks.All of the above were listed but additionally The Parnell Girls.