Robert Anderson who was living at Wade, 8 miles north of here was accidently killed last Friday afternoon, while cutting down a tree.In falling the tree split up about ten feet and kicked back, striking his left shoulder and side, crushing them to a pulp.He lived about 2 hours after the accident.
Deceased was 78 years and nine days old at the time of his death.He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his departure.His children are all married but one, a boy about 11 or 15 years old who was with his father at the time of the accident.
Mr. Anderson came to the place where the town of Anderson now stands 21 years ago and began selling goods in an old log church house which stood about 30 feet west of the Baptist church.
Pineville, at that time, being the nearest post office for this vicinity, Mr. Anderson, assisted by Rev. M. G. Elliff and others, set to work to get a postoffice.Several names for the new office were suggested to the Department, the first being Chapman, next Beaver Springs, but these names could not be accepted on account of conflicting with other offices by same name in the state.Then the name of Anderson was sent in and accepted by the Department, as there was no other office in the state by that name.
Mr. Anderson, however, did not continue long in the old log building. He secured from M. E. Meador, a small tract of land near where now stands our school house, cut away the brush and moved a house from Indian Springs, and thus started what is not the best town in McDonald County.