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Logan McCarver Anderson


Logan McCarver Anderson, senior member of the firm of Anderson, Hooss & Co., general merchants of Perryville, Mo., was born in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., in 1855. He is a son of David M. and Margaret Adaline (McCarver) Anderson, both of Scotch-Irish descent and natives of Jackson County, Tenn., born in 1801 and 1809 respectively.

In 1839 David M. Anderson removed to Perry County, Mo., and settled in Bois Brule Bottoms, but in 1844, owing to high water, went to Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., where he passed the remainder of his life, dying in 1882. His widow yet survives.

They were the parents of seven children who are living, viz: Lee Ann (wife of John May), Milton P., Jane (wife of William A. Daniels, of Cook County, Tex.), Rebecca (wife of Richard McDowell), James O., ( of St. Louis), and Logan McCarver. The last named was educated in the common schools, and remained on the farm until he was sixteen years of age, when he went to Mine La Motte, Madison Co., Mo., and hired as salesman in a general store, where he remained fourteen months. He was then employed for nearly two years in the lead works.

In 1876 he went to Texas, but returned to his old home the next year and engaged in farming. In 1878 he established a general store at Silver Lake, which he managed one year, after which he was in Ste. Genevieve County for several months, and then went to Heightman's Mills, Bollinger County, and sold goods for about ten months.

In 1884 he removed to Perryville and established a general merchandising business, and in the latter part of that year took in J. M. Hudson as a partner. The next year Mr. Hudson sold one-half of his interest to Henry Hooss, soon after which Joseph Schindler purchased one-third interest in the business, since which time the firm has been known as Anderson, Hooss & Co. They do a large business and are among the leading merchants of Perryville.

In 1878 Mr. Anderson married Nancy M. Hudson, a daughter of Charles Hudson. She was born in Perry County, Mo., in 1854. To them have been born four children: Charles D., Georgia May, William R., and Clara B. Mr. Anderson is a Mason and a Democrat. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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The Goodspeed Publishing Company compiled a series of histories of various counties in the U.S. in the late 19th century. The information in the History of Southeast Missouri, published in 1888, was provided by the contemporary residents of Perry County and her neighboring counties. The biographies are a valuable source of genealogical information, despite a few minor inaccuracies. We are glad to present the transcribed biographies here for anyone researching Perry County's history.

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