Harold Edmond Anderson

Last updated 10 Jun 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 4 Mar 1898 in , , Kansas, United States

Died: 5 Aug 1994

Father: Cyrus Anderson (1851 – 1917)

Mother: Belle Spear (1860 – 1965)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1900-ps-ks-thomas-180-3a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Thomas County, Morgan Township, enumeration district 180, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 26A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Thomas > Morgan > District 0180" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240502]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 43

Comment: Source includes name (Harold E. Anderson).

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes name (Harold E. Anderson).

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source includes name (Harold Edmond Anderson).

military-draftreg-harold-anderson-1918: Draft registration card for Harold Edmond Anderson (1918); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021) > “Kansas > Rawlins County > ALL > Draft Card A” image 14; citing “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; United States, Selective Service System, Washington, D.C.; National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls, imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

Comment: Source includes name (Harold Edmond Anderson).

military-draftreg-harold-anderson-1942: Draft registration card for Harold Edmond Anderson (1942); U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021) > “Texas > Alfred-Anglim > Anderson, Elmo-Anderson, Jalette” images 1093-1094; citing “Draft Registration Cards for Texas, 1940 – 1945, 1690 boxes, NAI: 2169790, Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926–1975; National Archives and Records Administration, St Louis, Missouri”

Comment: Source includes name (Harold Edmond Anderson).

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birth

census-us-1900-ps-ks-thomas-180-3a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Thomas County, Morgan Township, enumeration district 180, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 26A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Thomas > Morgan > District 0180" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240502]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 43

Comment: Source includes date (Mar/1898), age (2), and location (Kansas). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1897 to 1 June 1898, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Kansas). See research notes for conflict details.

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source includes date (Mar.<unclear>.1898).

military-draftreg-harold-anderson-1918: Draft registration card for Harold Edmond Anderson (1918); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021) > “Kansas > Rawlins County > ALL > Draft Card A” image 14; citing “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; United States, Selective Service System, Washington, D.C.; National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls, imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

Comment: Source includes date (March 4 1898).

military-draftreg-harold-anderson-1942: Draft registration card for Harold Edmond Anderson (1942); U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021) > “Texas > Alfred-Anglim > Anderson, Elmo-Anderson, Jalette” images 1093-1094; citing “Draft Registration Cards for Texas, 1940 – 1945, 1690 boxes, NAI: 2169790, Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926–1975; National Archives and Records Administration, St Louis, Missouri”

Comment: Source includes date (Mar 4 1898) and location (<conflict> / U.S.A). See research notes for conflict details.

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death

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source includes date (Aug.5.1994).

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father

census-us-1900-ps-ks-thomas-180-3a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Thomas County, Morgan Township, enumeration district 180, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 26A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Thomas > Morgan > District 0180" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240502]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 5,8, dwelling 43

Comment: Source identifies Harold E. Anderson as a son of Cyrus Anderson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-cyrus-anderson-1917: Obituary for Cyrus Anderson (1917); “The Passing of a Noted Pioneer,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 01 > 18" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 18 Jan 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 3”

Comment: Source identifies Harold Anderson as a biological son of Cryus Anderson.

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mother

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 29,31, dwelling 7

Comment: Source identifies Harold E. Anderson as a child of Belle S. Border. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-cyrus-anderson-1917: Obituary for Cyrus Anderson (1917); “The Passing of a Noted Pioneer,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Citizen-Patriot > 1917 > 01 > 18" page 1; citing “The Citizen-Patriot (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 18 Jan 1917 (Thursday), page 1, column 3”

Comment: Source identifies Harold Anderson as a biological son of Belle Spear.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Minnie May Shafer (1907 – 2003)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source implies that Harold Edmond Anderson and Minnie May Shafer were married. Thier combined gravestone notes the shared surname Anderson, and she is identified as a "beloved wife."

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at George West, Live Oak County, Texas, United States

Military Service: (World War I) Abt 1917-1918

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source notes gravestone location (George West, Live Oak County, Texas).

marker-harold-minnie-anderson-1994-2003: Gravestone of Harold Edmond (1994) and Minnie May (2003) Anderson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021), memorial IDs 89105323 (Harold) and 89105387 (Minnie), photograph uploaded 25 Apr 2012 to both memorials; citing “George West Cemetery (George West, Live Oak County, Texas)”

Comment: Source notes military service (World War I).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (clerk) 7 Sep 1918

Residence: 7 Sep 1918 at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Logan Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 16 Feb 1942 at George West, Live Oak County, Texas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1900-ps-ks-thomas-180-3a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Thomas County, Morgan Township, enumeration district 180, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 26A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Thomas > Morgan > District 0180" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240502]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 43

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Colby, County: Thomas, State: Kansas).

military-draftreg-harold-anderson-1918: Draft registration card for Harold Edmond Anderson (1918); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021) > “Kansas > Rawlins County > ALL > Draft Card A” image 14; citing “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; United States, Selective Service System, Washington, D.C.; National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls, imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

Comment: Source includes date (Sept 7, 1918) and occupation (Clerk).

military-draftreg-harold-anderson-1918: Draft registration card for Harold Edmond Anderson (1918); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 6 Apr 2021) > “Kansas > Rawlins County > ALL > Draft Card A” image 14; citing “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; United States, Selective Service System, Washington, D.C.; National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls, imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

Comment: Source includes date (Sept 7, 1918) and location (Atwood, Rawlins, Kans[as]).

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 7

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1930) and location (State: Kansas / County: Rawlins / Township: Logan Township).

military-draftreg-harold-anderson-1942: Draft registration card for Harold Edmond Anderson (1942); U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021) > “Texas > Alfred-Anglim > Anderson, Elmo-Anderson, Jalette” images 1093-1094; citing “Draft Registration Cards for Texas, 1940 – 1945, 1690 boxes, NAI: 2169790, Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926–1975; National Archives and Records Administration, St Louis, Missouri”

Comment: Source includes date (Feb 16 1942) and location (George West Live Oak Co Texas).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 4 Mar 1898. The 1930 U.S. Census gives an age of (31), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Apr 1930, gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1898 to 1 Apr 1899. [census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a]

Birth Location: This database uses Kansas. His World War II draft registration card has a location of Colby (or Colley), Texas. The state disagrees with other records, but beyond that there is currenly no such town in Texas. If Colby is another name for Aldine, it is currently located in an unincorporated area north of (but within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of) Houston in Harris County. As for the alternate name, there is no Colley (and it appears there never was), but there is a Colleyville. It should also be noted that the birth place is in a different hand than Harold's name and address. The presumtion here is that Harold wrote his name, residence, date of birth, maybe his wife's name, and his signature, but the rest was added by the registrar or a clerk, and the Texas was an error by the latter. (Perhaps Harold only gave a town and the registrar just entered Texas out of reflex. This is an assumption, but it seems a reasonable explanation.) [military-draftreg-harold-anderson-1942]

FOLLOWUP

Harold was probably born in Colby, Kansas, as suggested by the residence of both parents in 1900, and by the location of the occupation of his father in in 1898.

Did Harold work for the FBI? The 26 Jul 1934 edition of The Morning Chronicle (Manhattah, Kansas) on page 1 note that "Harold E. Anderson, government agent" provided testimony in a perjury case, which in turn was related to a gangster case. The 6 Jul 1939 edition of The Parsons Sun (Parsons, Kansas) on page 2 calls Harold E. Anderson an FBI chief in a story (continued from page 1). However, I've found several Harold E. Andersons in Kansas during this time.

Harold Anderson and Minnie May Shafer may have married 6 Sep 1941 in George West, Live Oak County, Texas. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Harold Anderson and Minnie Shafer may have had a daughter, <private> [research-a-spear-family-history]

There is a marriage reported for <private>.

Harold probably died in George West, Live Oak County, Texas. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 31, dwelling 7

military-draftreg-harold-anderson-1942: Draft registration card for Harold Edmond Anderson (1942); U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 5 Apr 2021) > “Texas > Alfred-Anglim > Anderson, Elmo-Anderson, Jalette” images 1093-1094; citing “Draft Registration Cards for Texas, 1940 – 1945, 1690 boxes, NAI: 2169790, Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926–1975; National Archives and Records Administration, St Louis, Missouri”

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

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