George Watkins ANDERSON
Born 11 July 1895 Kansas City, Missouri, to
William Anderson and
Emma Sopia Watkins.
George was named after his maternal grandfather,
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.
- George Watkins, Jr. (1924 - )
- James McFarland (1925 - )
- Mary Ellen Anderson (1927 - )
- Robert William (1928 - 1979)
- Mildred Louise (1932 - )
- Marjorie Jeanne (1940 - )