Biography of Andres Anderson

Andres Anderson — Engaged in the dairy and poultry business on the Sneach Pond Road in the town of Cumberland, Rhode Island, Andres Anderson owns a sixty-four-acre farming property in this district and is widely and favorably known among the farmers here and in the milk trade. He sells his dairy products wholesale and conducts an extensive business in this region of New England.

Mr. Anderson was born in Sweden, on July 17, 1870, son of Andrew Carlson Anderson. His parents never came to the United States, but he himself crossed the ocean to take up his home in the New World when he was twenty-seven years old. At first, he came to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where he worked for a time, but later took up work on a farm at Arnolds Mills, where he was a hired hand for three and one-half years. At the conclusion of that period, he rented the farm which he now occupies, and continued to do so for the following thirteen years, at the end of which he bought it, in 1914. Immediately, he set to work to rebuild and remodel it in accordance with his own ideas of progressive farming, and new barns, new house and general remodeling readily placed it in a position of outstanding importance in agricultural circles in this vicinity. Mr. Anderson has since that time devoted himself and his energies tirelessly to the task of building up this property and the business that he has started on it, and his constant study and untiring industry have brought to him a great measure of success and achievement.

Also active in community affairs, Mr. Anderson is especially interested in politics, having aligned himself with the Republican party, whose policies and principles he regularly supports. He is a member of the Grange. His religious faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of whose parish at Arnold Mills he is a member. Into his extra-business activities, he puts the same full measure of thought and enthusiasm that characterizes his work in connection with the farm which he operates on the Sneach Pond Road, thereby causing himself to be highly regarded and esteemed by the people of this great Rhode Island community.

Andres Anderson married Johana Christian Anderson, a native of Sweden, who came to the United States when she was only fifteen years of age.

Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 4 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.

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