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Anderson, Henry Lazarus

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Identifier: KUMA-02-655

Scope and Contents

Folder 1. Letter from K. Paul Boggs to Joanne Black, Archivist (Winfield, KS), following up on earlier research request (June 5, 1989) Biographical facts on Rev. Anderson, compiled by K. Paul Boggs (undated, but probably 1989) Letter from Joanna Black, Archivist, to K. Paul Boggs, in response to his original request query (May 30, 1989)


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Biographical or Historical Information

Henry Lazarus Anderson was born April 7, 1851, in Barboursville, Knox County, Kentucky, the son of Bradley W. and Maria A. (Smith) Anderson. At some time before the age of 24, he relocated to Nebraska. He was married to Lizzie Ewing on December 28, 1876, in Nebraska City; the ceremony was officiated by Rev. W. A. Hanna of the M. E. Church, South. The couple made their first home in Lincoln, Nebraska. Their children were Harry (born 1877), Mable Isrella (born 1879), Mary Melinda (born 1881), Clarence E. (born 1884), Lucius Bradley (born 1886), Edith M. (born 1889), and Vernon Eugene (born 1894). In 1880, the census recorded the family as living in Leavenworth, Kansas, where Rev. Anderson was listed as a Methodist minister, possibly in the M. E. Church, South. Subsequent records indicate homes (and probably charges) in the Missouri towns of Miami, Gunn City, Nevada, and Hustonia. In 1905, Rev. Anderson discontinued his association with the Methodist church and was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church. Rev. Anderson died on January 1, 1913, and is buried in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Note written by Sarah St. John


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Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence and other information pertaining to Rev. Henry Lazarus Anderson, who served in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, from the 1870s or 1880s until 1905, when he left and became a deacon in the Episcopalian Church.

Arrangement Note

The three pieces of correspondence in the collection are in reverse chronological order.

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Ian Autry, Sarah St. John
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker University and Kansas United Methodist Archives Repository

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