Biography of James H. Anderson (1862- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 501.
James H. ANDERSON, senior member of the firm of ANDERSON & GEAR, of Moscow Mills, Mo., is a native of the county, born July 13, 1862, being a son of James and Mary (ECKSTEIN) ANDERSON, who were born in Kentucky and Germany, respectively. The former came to Missouri in 1829, and the latter when about eighteen years of age. The father was a farmer by occupation and also kept a country store for some time. He was a Democrat, and died in 1881 at the age of seventy-six years. The mother still lives and is about forty-eight years old. The eldest of their five living children is James H., who was educated in the common schools and the schools of Troy. He farmed and also bought stock and grain until 1885, at which time he built a store-house at Moscow Mills and stocked it with general merchandise. The following year Mr. GEAR became his partner in the business and their union has proved a fortunate one, as they have met with good and deserved success. They are wide awake businessmen, and are perfectly honest in all their dealings. In 1885 Mr. ANDERSON was appointed postmaster of Moscow Mills, which office he has since held. He is a Democrat and was a delegate to the Democratic State convention. He also belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and in 1885 was united in marriage to Mina J. HENRY, a native of the county, by whom he has one child, Mary J.
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