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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 W. ANDERSON, machinist, Wilkinsburg, was born Oct. 6, 1851, in Allegheny City. After the family came to Wilkinsburg he attended Prof. Ludden’s academy, and when eighteen years old entered the machine shops of the Westinghouse Air-brake company, in Pittsburgh. With the exception of two years, when employed in plumbing in Pittsburgh, he has been with the company ever since, and is now engaged in the manufacture of gas meters. Jan. 30, 1873, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Mary Maloy, of Irish descent, and during that year built his present home on Rebecca street. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are associated with the Presbyterian Church, and he follows the political precepts of his fathers. Following are the names of their children: Mary Malazena, Edna Jane, William, Henry Newton, Thomas J., Joseph K. and Grace.

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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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