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Harold Whidden ANDERSON

Harold Whidden ANDERSON

Male 1889 - 1964  (75 years)

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  • Name Harold Whidden ANDERSON 
    Born 16 Jan 1889  Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Oct 1964  Limington, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Died of arterosclerosis
    Buried Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Harold was born in Melrose, MA. Jan. 16, 1889. He graduated Melrose School (Class of 1907). He went to Boston College Class of 1911. He was an engineer, salesman and dealer in steam specialities. He was a member of the Methodist Church of MeMelrose. He enlisted in the service April 2, 1912. He was a Corporal of Troop A of the 1st Squadron of Cavalry and enlisted at Boston on the 2nd day of April 1915. He was a marksman and a good horseman. "He was honest and faithful". June 5, 1917 he enlisted again in Allston, MA going to France in WW1. He was a Sergeant First Class in Company C, 101st Field Signal Battalion.
      He served in the battles of Champagne-Marne---Defensive, Aisne-Marne, Saint-Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, -Offensives
      Defensive Sectors- Chemin-des-Dames, Toul-Boucq, Pas Fini, Rupt, Troyon
      He departed the US on Sept. 22, 1917 and returned April 17, 1919.
      He received many medals and the Medal Of Verdon.
      He was 5ft. 5½in. auburn hair and blue eyes.
      He married Ruth Critchett on June 10, 1916. They had two daughters, Ardel and Marcia.
      They lived in Melrose but summered in Limington, ME. Staying in a home on property that had been in his family. They also had a camp on Pequaket Lake. He moved to Maine a couple of years before his wife came. As she stayed in MA while Marcia finished high school. He and daughter, Ardel were in ME together while she attended college. He raised chickens and farmed. He loved to go to the horse races and kept file cards on all of the horses and jockeys.
      He looked a lot like President Eisenhower.
      He died of myocardial infarction - due to arterosclerosis. He died at his home on Oct. 3, 1964. He is buried in the Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, MA. His wife is also buried with him.

      As a child I would go every weekend to see my grandparents and each time that I would leave he would tell me, "go to school tomorrow and tell the teacher she is a PYG-hog".
      He liked to laugh. He and Ruth bickered all of the time.
    Person ID I675  Lewis Cousins
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2017 

    Father George Parker ANDERSON,   b. 4 Sep 1847, Limington, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1937, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Angeline WHIDDEN,   b. 30 Jun 1847, Denmark, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1924  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Gladys CRITCHETT,   b. 9 Oct 1889, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1967, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1916  Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ardel Ruth ANDERSON,   b. 16 Jan 1920, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1956, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Marcia ANDERSON,   b. 3 Apr 1923, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1995, Steep Falls, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1889 - Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1916 - Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Oct 1964 - Limington, York, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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