George Watkins ANDERSON

Born 11 July 1895 Kansas City, Missouri, to William Anderson and Emma Sopia Watkins. George was named after his maternal grandfather, George Watkins. In World War I, served as corporal, later sergeant in Caisson Co. 1, 117th Ammunition Train of the 42nd "Rainbow" Division, American Expeditionary Force in France and Germany. (See samples of his letters from the front.)

Married 16 February 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri to Beulah Blanche Black. The couple moved to Mankato, MN, in 1926, and then to Minneapolis in about 1951 following George's advancement to the state office of his employer, the American Steel and Wire Company.

George and Beulah were long-standing members of the Centenary Church in Mankato. They were also active in the American Legion and its Auxiliary, and the Masons. With their children, they were frequent visitors to the Masonic Lodge's Lake Washington Club. They were always ready to take the family fishing.


Died 3 October 1975 of a stroke. Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minnesota.