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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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E. O. ANDERSON, M. D., Braddock, was born in the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pa., in 1847, to James and Sarah (Rowan) Anderson, who were the parents of one son and one daughter. James Anderson, who was a native of Ireland, and who came to America in an early day, owned a farm near Pittsburgh, where he died. E. O. Anderson was reared on a farm, on which he spent the greater part of his life, and was educated at the high-school of Pittsburgh. In 1877 he commenced the study of medicine, graduating in 1880 from the Philadelphia College of Homeopathy. In 1876 the doctor married Anna, daughter of Samuel Henning, of this county, and four sons and one daughter have been born to them. Since 1878 Dr. Anderson has been a resident of Braddock, and since 1880 has practiced his profession in town and vicinity. He is a member of the Covenanters’ Church; in politics a republican.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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