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Robert B. Anderson (1860-?)
Born in Ontario, agent for Osborn mowers.
  • Added April, 2014.
  • Book of St. Louisans: Biographical Dictionary - 1906.


    Great Commander of Missouri Knights of the Maccabees of the World; born Toronto, Ont., Canada, April 7, 1860; son of George G. and Sarah Trombley Anderson; educated in Schools of Toronto; married at Bay City, Mich., 1883, Annie Mooney; children, Mary Luella, Robert Percy, George B. Moved from Canada to Bay City, Mich., 1880, in employ of Symonds Bros. & Co., wholesale grocers, Saginaw, Mich., 1885-95. Joined Saginaw Tent, Knights of the Maccabees, 1885; became lieutenant commander and later commander of the Tent, which in two years increased from 465 to 975 members, making it the largest Tent then in the country.

    In 1892 was prevailed upon by Supreme Commander Markey to come to St. Louis and take charge of the work in Missouri, which has built from 863 members in the State to more than 14,000. Appointed State Commander, 1898, and elected Great Commander, State of Missouri, 1898, and reelected at each Great camp of Missouri since that time; also a Supreme Trustee of the order since 1904. Instituted St. Louis Division No. 1, Uniform Rank, was aid-de-camp on staff of Gen. Scott several years, with rank of colonel, and at last encampment of Supreme Division was appointed Judge advocate general of building temple of Fraternity at World's Columbian Exposition, which idea was put into practice and carried out later. Member K. P. Independent in politics, Episcopalian. Office: Mermod-Jaccard Bldg. Residence: 4335 Page Boul.

    Additional Notes:

      1883 - Michigan Marriages: Bay City, Bay, Mich.
      Date: Nov. 19, 1883.
      Groom: Robert B. Anderson (b. 1861 Perth, Toronto, Canada)
      Bride: Annie Mooney (b. 1863 Canada)
      Official: O.J. Perrin, minister.
      Witnesses: Fred Wenman and Mary Harcourt.

      1884 - Michigan Births: Bay City, Bay, Mich.
      Edward E. Anderson born October 31, 1884, son of Robert B. and Anna Anderson.

      1910 - Census: St. Louis, Missouri.
      Anderson, Robert B. - age 50, b. Canada
      Annie, spouse - age 46, b. Canada
      Robert Percy, son - age 18, b. Mich.
      George B., son - age 12, b. Missouri

      1930 - Census: Central, St. Louis, Missouri.
      Anderson, Robert B. - b. 1861 Canada, emigrated 1886.
      Annie, wife - b. 1864 Canada

    Reference Notes & Pages

    Related Pages:
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    People Referenced
    Anderson, Edward E. (son)
    Anderson, Geo. B. (son)
    Anderson, Geo. G. (father)
    Anderson, Robt. B. (subject)
    Anderson, Robt. B. (son)
    Harcourt, Mary
    Marky, Comdr.
    Mooney, Annie (wife)
    Perrin, O.J.
    Scott, Gen.
    Trombley, Sarah (mother)
    Wenman, Fred
    Subjects Referenced
    Bay City, MI
    Saginaw, MI
    St. Louis, MO
    Symonds Bros. & Co.
    Toronto, Can.
    World's Columbian Epo.
    WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.