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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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WILLIAM ANDERSON, manufacturer, post office Hulton, was born in Allegheny City Oct. 12, 1850, and is the son of Matthew and Sarah (Robinson) Anderson, natives of County Down, Ireland, and who immigrated to Allegheny City in 1847. Here our subject received his education, and at twenty years of age started in the planing-mill business, locating on Liberty street, Pittsburgh. At the time of the Pittsburgh riot the mill was burned. He then moved to Verona, where he has built up a large business in contracting and the manufacture of mantels and moldings. In 1888 he began making a specialty of fine wood mantels for the trade, and his is the only mill in Western Pennsylvania making that work a specialty, employing from fifteen to twenty-five men. He was married Feb. 25, 1874, to Salinda Bright, a native of Verona, and daughter of the old pioneer, Peter Bright (of whom a sketch is given elsewhere). Three children have blessed this union: William F., May V. and James Wade. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are members of the U. P. Church. Mr. Anderson has been a member of the council and school board several times.

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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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