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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, foreman of rigging department, National Tube-works, McKeesport, was born in Sweden, in 1835, and is a son of John and Elizabeth Anderson. At the age of fifteen he went on the seas, and followed the occupation of a seaman for eighteen years. In 1867 he came to America, located in Boston, and worked in the rigging-lofts of that city one year. In 1869 he entered the employ of the National Tube-works company at Boston, and in 1872, when the company started their plant in McKeesport, he moved to that city, and has since held his present position. Mr. Anderson is an attendant of the Episcopal Church. He is a member of the K. of P., I. O. F., K. of H. and International Progressive association. In politics he is 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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