W.E. Anderson


W. E. ANDERSON, of Kittanning, conductor on the Pennsylvania railroad, between Pittsburgh and Kittanning, is a native of Clarion county, Pa., born near Kissinger Mills, in the vicinity of Rimersburg, Jan. 19, 1869. He is a son of Lott Anderson and grandson of Abraham Anderson, the latter of whom was of Scotch parentage.

Mr. Anderson grew to manhood in Clarion county, and there received a common school education. Assisting his father with the farm work until seventeen years old, he then started out for himself, finding employment in a shop at Philipston, Clarion county, where he remained for five years. He was next at Butler, Pa., for a few months, and then went to Oil City, where he was employed in the oil well supply business for a year. He then engaged with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, in whose employ he has since remained, beginning as a freight brakeman, being thus employed for only one month, however, when because of a crippled hand he changed to the position of fireman. After some time he again became a brakeman, being thus employed until May 24, 1904, since which time he has been a conductor. He worked some time as extra man before being put on a steady run. Mr. Anderson is a member of the O. R. C., and has an excellent standing with his fellow workers, as well as his employers. He is a member of the Lutheran Church, and in political matters is independent, voting as he sees fit, and taking no active part in public affairs. Since his marriage his home has been at several places, being now at No. 409 North Grant avenue, Kittanning.

In December, 1889, Mr. Anderson married Miss L. Hulings, who was born at Philipston, Clarion county, daughter of Seth and Nancy Hulings, and has two children, namely: Arden Ellis, a graduate of the Pittsburgh Central high school, now assistant secretary of the McNeal Plate Works, and W. Hulings, at present attending high school in Kittanning.

M. Hulings, grandfather of Mrs. Anderson, married Sarah Meyers, and they had a family of nine children, six sons and three daughters, all now deceased; one died young, the rest living to old age. The mother lived to the age of ninety-two years, and is buried in the Philipston, Pa., cemetery.

Seth Hulings, son of Marcus, was born in Clarion county, Pa., and died in Pittsburgh, aged seventy-four years. He was engaged for some time as pilot on the river boats, and was an oil speculator in McKean and Clarion counties. Politically he was a Republican and took quite an active part in the public affairs. He held the office of school director. He was a member of the M. E. Church.

Source: Page 936, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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