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Andersonia, California One Place Study

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Date: 1903 to 1940
Location: Andersonia, Mendocino, California, United Statesmap
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Name

Andersonia was named for the President of Southern Humboldt Lumber Company, Henry Neff "Pap" Anderson.[1]

Geography

Andersonia, California
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
State: California
County: Mendocino
GPS Coordinates: 39.98262329237294, -123.81167743094896[1][2]
Elevation: 541 ft (165 m)[2]

40 acres in all, 12 miles from the coast, 17 miles from Garberville.[3]




History

After losing his wife in 1902, Henry Neff Anderson purchased 10,000 acres of redwood forest in northern California. He built not only a lumber mill but a small community to house the almost 200 employees he recruited from Grays Harbor County in Washington State, some from Michigan, and some from the "Northland". One such recruit was William Lilley.[3][4]

He built a two-story home there for his new bride, Cora Ann (Patterson) Anderson on the hilltop overlooking the mill.[5]

Unfortunately, Henry died there in 1905 due to a mill accident. Mr and Mrs Lilley stayed on as caretakers of the "ghost town"[3][4][6]

The mill was almost sold in April of 1906 to the Wright Blodgett Company of Saginaw, but the earthquake on April 18 caused the buyer to back out.[5][7]

In 1921, the mill, equipment, and machinery were all dismantled for storage and the town was officially closed.[3][1]

Heavy rains in 1925-6 caused the dam to break sending the logs stored, downstream.[3][5] In 1950, a new manager, Tom Dimmick originally from Centralia, Washington, was brought on.[5][8] Then his great-grandson, Reginald Grant Anderson Jr (1932-1964) managed the mill.[9]

In 1975, an Arcata based "Andersonia Forest Products" brought new life to the mill.[3]

All that remains of Andersonia in 2011

Population

ResidentBirthOccupation 1910
[10]
1920
[11]
1930
[12]
1940
[13]
MarriageDeathConnected
Henry Neff Anderson (1839-1905)Altoona,
Pennsylvania
Mill OwnerAltoona,
Pennsylvania
AndersoniaYes
Samuel Miles Anderson (1870-1944)Altoona,
Pennsylvania
Andersons' SonMontcalm,
Michigan
Willits,
California
Yes
Samuel Miles Anderson Jr (1900-1956)Aberdeen,
Washington
Andersons' GrandsonAberdeen,
Washington
Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
Reginald Grant Anderson Sr (1902-1950)Aberdeen,
Washington
Andersons' GrandsonAberdeen,
Washington
Eureka,
California
Yes
Lucia Maria (Pasquale) Anderson (1905-abt.1999)Boston,
Massachusetts
Aberdeen,
Washington
San Francisco,
California
Yes
Reginald Grant Anderson Jr (1932-1964)Aberdeen,
Washington
Andersons' Great-GrandsonBenbow,
California
AndersoniaYes
William Green Lilley
(1868-1938)
Albion,
California
Manager Lumber Company San Francisco,
California
San Francisco,
California
Yes
Mignon A (Stoddard) Lilley
(1875-1947)
Boonville,
California
Teacher - County San Francisco,
California
St Helena,
California
Yes
John Edward Hardaman Medcalf
(1857-1939)
Arrow Rock,
Missouri
Farmer Henleyville,
California
Piercy,
California
Yes
Nancy Jane (Gill) Medcalf
(1861-1931)
Colusa,
California
Teacher - County Henleyville,
California
AndersoniaYes
Elizabeth Iness (Medcalf) Skiffington
(1887-1967)
Paskenta,
California
None Garberville,
California
Yes
Lurena Margaret (Medcalf) Hull
(1890-1959)
Bull Creek,
California
None AndersoniaSacramento,
California
Yes
Edith Jane Medcalf
(1894-1961)
Piercy,
California
None Piercy,
California
Yes
Arther Lee Medcalf
(1898-1992)
Piercy,
California
None Piercy,
California
Yes
Louis Alton Moody
(1857-1912)
Nobleboro,
Maine
Hotel Keeper Mendocino
County,
California
Santa Rosa,
California
Yes
Myrtle Mossieline (Childres) Peebles
(1883-1932)
CaliforniaNone Mendocino
County,
California
San Diego,
California
Yes
Ellis Alton Moody
(1901-1956)
Moody,
California
None San Francisco,
California
Phoenix,
Arizona
Yes
Elizabeth Beatrice (Childers) Pyle
(1894-1986)
Campbell
Township,
Missouri
None Los Angeles,
California
Glide,
Oregon
Yes
Jesse Yandell Darr (1873-1912)Mendocino
County,
California
Stock Loader - Stage Co. AndersoniaYes
James Edward Lilley
(1870-1925)
Little River,
California
Mill Watchmen Mendocino
County,
California
Leggett,
California
Yes
Mary Loretta (Monroe) West (1894-1979)Fortuna,
California
Cook - Boarding House Los Angeles,
California
Alameda
County,
California
Yes
Charles Clark Kirk
(1887-1962)
Washington, DCFarmer - Gen Farm AndersoniaHumboldt
County,
California
Yes
Leila Alice (Medcalf) Kirk
(1892-1971)
CaliforniaNone AndersoniaGarberville,
California
Yes
Rosalie Iness Kirk
(1916-2000)
AndersoniaNone Garberville,
California
Eureka,
California
Yes
Robert Lee Kirk
(1918-1932)
AndersoniaNone Willits,
California
Yes
Levi Curtis Rogers
(1873-1927)
Lockport,
New York
Civil Engineer - Railroad Little River,
California
St Helens,
Oregon
Yes
Emily Bolles (Stoddard) Rogers
(1872-1937)
Elk,
California
None Little River,
California
Ukiah,
California
Yes
Vivien Elaine (Rogers) Smith
(1894-1975)
Little River,
California
None Mendocino,
California
Ukiah,
California
Yes
Charles Myron Rogers
(1895-1981)
Fort Bragg,
California
None San Francisco,
California
Mendocino
County,
California
Yes
Mabel Jeanette (Rogers) Lundin
(1899-1953)
Fort Bragg,
California
None Mendocino
County,
California
Yes
Irving Stoddard Rogers
(1901-1976)
Fort Bragg,
California
None Niagra
County,
New York
Paradise,
California
Yes
Mary Jane (Hall) Stoddard
(1852-1918)
El Dorado
County,
California
Housekeeper San Francisco,
California
Yes
Alfred Cyphers
(1865-1951)
Shawville,
Pennsylvania
Timber Contractor Clearfield
County,
Pennsylvania
Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
Mary Marie (Rowles) Cyphers
(1871-1949)
Clearfield
County,
Pennsylvania
Timber Contractor Clearfield
County,
Pennsylvania
Fortuna,
California
Yes
Frederick Glen Cyphers
(1893-1966)
Clearfield,
Pennsylvania
None Kneeland,
California
Yes
Daniel Cyphers
(1894-1911)
Humboldt
County,
California
None Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
Nadine T (Cyphers) Gill
(1895-1987)
Humboldt
County,
California
None Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
Delores Gussie (Cyphers) Frye
(1898-1993)
Piercy,
California
None San Francisco,
California
Eureka,
California
Yes
Georgia Eileen (Cyphers) Beaudette
(1900-1971)
Humboldt
County,
California
None Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
Melba Zoie (Cyphers) Wallan
(1902-1954)
Humboldt
County,
California
None Willits,
California
Yes
Alfred Carlton Cyphers
(1905-1965)
Humboldt
County,
California
None Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
Kenneth Gerald Cyphers
(1906-1988)
AndersoniaNone Medford,
Oregon
Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
Wendell Homer Cyphers
(1912-2002)
AndersoniaNone Kneeland,
California
Yes
George Hillog (1844-1909)OhioLumbermanAndersoniaNo
C L Marchael (abt.1871-1910)AndersoniaNo
Amos Nelson Orr (1876-1943)Bocabec,
New Brunswick
BlacksmithMendocino
County,
California
Mendocino
County,
California
Yes
Cora Ethel (Lindsay) Orr (1886-1981)Piqua,
Ohio
Mendocino
County,
California
Mendocino
County,
California
Yes
Helen Madeline (Orr) Russel (1910-1994)Albion,
California
Caspar,
California
Marin
County,
California
Yes
Grace Lindsey (Orr) Hawkins (1918-1981)AndersoniaSacramento,
California
Sacramento,
California
Yes
Hee-Tom (Wailaki) Bell (1849-1939)Mendocino
County,
California
Mendocino
County,
California
Yes
Sally (Wailaki) Bell (1844-1935)Petrolia,
California
Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
Jenny (Wailaki) Young (abt.1849-aft.1935)Petrolia,
California
Yes
Hattie (Young) Bomsel (1870-1961)Petrolia,
California
Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
Arthur Somerville (1878-1967)Phillipsville,
California
Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
William Oliver Hamilton (1859-1937)Mendocino
County,
California
Mendocino
County,
California
Mendocino
County,
California
Yes
Jane (Sanderson) Hecker (1862-1928)Orleans,
California
Humboldt
County,
California
Eureka,
California
Yes
Hazel Florence (Hecker) Borges (1893-1940)Elk,
California
Eureka,
California
Yes
Mable Dorothy (Hamilton) Soares (1899-1944)Mendocino
County,
California
Humboldt
County,
California
Yes
John Archibald Hamilton (1905-1997)AndersoniaNapa
County,
California
Yes
Joseph Follansbee Colburn Jr (1854-1936)Pittston,
Maine
Ukiah,
California
Caspar,
California
Yes
Horatio S Colburn (1861-1939)Pittston,
Maine
Mendocino
County,
California
Yes

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wikipedia Contributors (including Robinson-27225). “Andersonia, California.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, January 25, 2020. (https://en.wikipedia.org/ : accessed 13 Oct 2020)‌
  2. 2.0 2.1GNIS Detail - Andersonia.” (https://usgs.gov/ : accessed 13 Oct 2020)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Andersonia - Fate thwarted a dream of lumbering" Eureka Times Standard (Eureka, California) December 28, 1975 Page 22 (https://newspaperarchive.com/ : accessed 13 Oct 2020)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Anderson, Naomi Lucy. The Anderson Middleton Families' Role in Northwest Timber History (np 2008 Olympia, Washington) pp. 5-15
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "New Andersonia Mill at Full Production" Ukiah Daily Journal (Ukiah, California) 05 Jul 1950, Wed Page 9 (https://www.newspapers.com/ : accessed 14 Oct 2020)
  6. "Local Brevities" Belding banner. (Belding, Mich.), 09 Nov. 1905. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
  7. "Michigan Lumber Concern Buys a California Plant" The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]), 06 April 1906. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
  8. "County News", Ukiah Republican Press (Ukiah, California) January 3, 1940 Page 2
  9. "Andersonia, And Its Revival After Some Sixty Years" database w/images (https://www.newspapers.com/ : accessed 20 Apr 2021) Mendocino Coast Beacon (Mendocino, California) 22 May 1964, Fri Page 1
  10. "United States Census, 1910, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVL6-Y6J : accessed 14 October 2020), William G Lilley, Westport, Mendocino, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 72, sheet 6B, family 140, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 88; FHL microfilm 1,374,101.
  11. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH72-WMV : accessed 14 October 2020), William G Lilley, Westport, Mendocino, California, United States; citing ED 127, sheet 4B, line 66, family 71, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 121; FHL microfilm 1,820,121.
  12. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCD8-9WJ : accessed 14 October 2020), William G Lilley, Ten Mile River, Mendocino, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 28, sheet 4B, line 62, family 114, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 177; FHL microfilm 2,339,912.
  13. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WB-KGS : 24 December 2019), Reginald G Anderson, Ten Mile River Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 23-22, sheet 9B, line 41, family 218, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 263.




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