Emma and Andrew, Anderson family archivesAndrew (Anders) B. Anderson (March 9, 1862 – June 20, 1936) was a deckhand on the ferryboat Piedmont. He worked as a deckhand from at least 1893 to at least 1920, though not necessarily always on the Piedmont. He was the great-grandfather of Oakland Wiki contributor Gene Anderson.

Anderson was born March 9, 1862 in the Halland province of Sweden. One of many children in a poor family, he left home at age 12 and found work as cabin boy on a ship. Sources vary, but sometime between 1876 and 1887, he came to the United States, and eventually came to the Bay Area. According to his 1922 passport application, it was in March, 1882. He became a naturalized citizen in San Francisco on November 14, 1892.

Andrew married Emma Williams (Anderson) (1864 – 1933) on December 12, 1889 in San Francisco and they settled in Oakland. The Andersons had 3 children: Albert Edward Anderson (1890 – 1979), Carl Emil Anderson (1893 – 1970) and Andrew W. Anderson (1901 – 1961). In 1900, they lived at 1937 Myrtle Street (2913 Myrtle Street after a c.1902-1905 renumbering). In 1910, they lived at 2128 Adeline St.; Albert was a bookkeeper for Wells Fargo Co., and Carl was an apprentice machinist at an iron works. In 1920, Andrew W. was working as a bank clerk. By 1930, they had moved to 1536 Parker St. in Berkeley; Albert was divorced and working as a bookkeeper in real estate.

Andrew was a member of the Swedish Society, Branch No. 1, of Oakland, and of the Dirigo Lodge, No. 224, Knights of Pythias. 1

Death and Burial

Emma died in 1933, and Andrew in 1936. They are interred in Mountain View Cemetery (Main Mausoleum, Lawn Terrace, Crypts 195DE, Tier 3)

CC SA-BY Our OaklandOakland Tribune 1936 1

Links and References

  1. Deaths - Anderson Oakland Tribune June 23, 1936 (alt src)