Dr William Anderson - Scotland, Dunedin, Blenheim, Christchurch, London, Queensland
on 6 Nov 2014 mjc88 asked:
Seeking descendants of Dr Anderson who practiced in Blenheim 1900 - 1910
this was William Anderson (1870-1913)
eldest son of Hercules Anderson (1843-1899), born Kincardineshire, died Blenheim & Jane Smith (1846-1883 nee unknown), died Kincardineshire, Scotland
* William had a brother, Hercules Anderson (1874-1949), D.D.S., Trinity University, Toronto. Dental Surgeon, High Street, Picton who served in WWI as
Corporal 80324 with the NZEF, 42nd Reinforcements C Company. He embarked from Wellington 1 Aug 1918 listing his next of kin as his sister Miss J. D. Anderson, 13 Maxwell Road, Blenheim (William had his practice in Maxwell Rd., next to E. Powell & Sons Dentist & opposite H. R. Bagge, Dentist)
* William had a sister, Jean Duthie Anderson (1875-1959) who didn't marry
* William had a brother, R. H. Anderson who served in the Boer War with the 2nd Brabant's Horse (more research needed)
* William had a brother, J. Anderson, who studied at Devonia navigation School, Lyttelton (more research needed)
Timaru Herald, 23 December 1897 MARRIAGE of WILLIAM ANDERSON
ANDERSON-CRAMOND - On Dec 15th, at St Peter's Church, Wellington, by Rev. W. Waters, M.A., William Anderson, M.B.C.M., Edin. Univ., eldest son of Capt. Hercules Anderson, of Christchurch, to Jessie, second daughter of the late John Cramond, Timaru
This was Jessie Lindsay Cramond (1868-1947), daughter of John CRAMOND (1838-1879) and his second wife Ann/Anne Lindsay THOMSON (1846-1932) both from Edinburgh, Scotland, married 26 July 1876 in East Taieri, Dunedin, died Auckland
the known children of WILLIAM & JESSIE:
* 1899 - 1979 Hercules Lindsay Anderson
Hercules married Olive Ruth TURNER in 1928. Daughter of John George Turner & Leila Mary Langford. He next married Phyllis Stella Elizabeth Ann Howse in 1931. Daughter of Edwin Howse & Stella Adelaide Ponting Hepburn
* 1903 - 1982 Margot Nancy Anderson
nothing known of Margot at this time
Dr WILLIAM ANDERSON's TIMELINE
Otago Witness, 26 April 1879 BIRTH of a BROTHER
On the 11th February, at Johnshaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland, Mrs Hercules Anderson of a son
Star, 25 July 1883 BIRTH of a BROTHER
At Rosefield, St Cyrus, Kincardineshire, Scotland, on the 8th May, the wife of Hercules Anderson, shipmaster, of a son
Otago Daily Times, 26 July 1883 DEATH of WILLIAM'S MOTHER
On the 26th May, at Rosefield street, St Cyrus, Kincardineshire, Scotland, Jane Smith, wife of Hercules Anderson, shipmaster; aged 37 years (18 days after birth of her son)
Hawke's Bay Herald, 5 March 1897 WILLIAM in Dunedin
Dr Anderson (son of Captain Hercules Anderson, the marine superintendent of the Shaw-Savill Company) has been appointed junior house surgeon of the Dunedin hospital, and entered on his duties on Monday
Marlborough Express, 10 December 1897 WILLIAM as HOUSE SURGEON
Dr Anderson, an Edinburgh graduate, and one of the house surgeons of the Dunedin Hospital, has entered into partnership with a local medico
Marlborough Express, 10 January 1898 WILLIAM applying for PICTON
PICTON HOSPITAL BOARD - A letter from Dr Anderson of Blenheim was read offering to come and reside in Picton if Dr Scott was appointed surgeon to the Hospital, till Dr Scott had secured the services of an assistant
Marlborough Express, 21 March 1898 William Baker Girling (1831-1898)
It is our painful duty to record the death of Mr William Baker Girling, the well known merchant, which occurred early on Sunday morning at his residence in High Street. The sad news came as a great shock to the community, for Mr Girling's death was sudden and unexpected. He had been indisposed for some days, but he was in his business premises as late as one o'clock on Saturday afternoon. There he complained of feeling unwell, and left the shop for his house. During the night his condition became so alarming that medical assistance was summoned, and Dr Anderson attended him. he administered a sedative, and remained with the sufferer, who gradually sank and passed away at about six o'clock. Deceased, who was 66 years of age, has been a resident of Blenheim for over 20 years
Evening Post, 26 April 1899 DEATH of WILLIAM'S FATHER
We regret to announce the death of Captain Hercules Anderson, father of Dr Anderson, of this town, which occurred this morning at an early hour at his residence in Walter Street. Captain Anderson, who has been marine superintendent of the Shaw, Savill and Albion Shipping Company for the last fifteen years, was well-known in Dunedin and Christchurch, his home being situated at the latter place, He had been in ill-health for some time past and only arrived in Blenheim at the beginning of this month, having been ordered by his medical adviser to make his home here for a time in the hope that the change would be for the benefit of his health. Up to within a few months ago Captain Anderson enjoyed the very best of health, and he had rarely experienced a day's illness. Recently, however, a form of liver complaint had made serious inroads on his constitution, and it was to seek medical advice from his son, Dr Anderson, who is in partnership with Dr Cleghorn in Blenheim, that he was visiting that place. The family will have much sympathy in their bereavement.
Captain Hercules Anderson, Marine Superintendent to the Shaw, Saville and Albion Company, died early this morning at the age of 55. Deceased arrived in Blenheim at the beginning of the month intending to reside here for some time for the benefit of his health.
The news of the death of Captain H. Anderson this morning came as a shock to his many friends in shipping and commercial circles. Up to within a few months ago Captain Anderson enjoyed the very best health, and he had rarely experienced a day's illness. Recently, however, a form of liver complaint had made serious inroads on his constitution, and it was to seek medical advice from his son, Dr Anderson, who is in partnership with Dr. Cleghorn in Blenheim, that he was visiting that place. A few days ago he was reported to have much improved in health after a serious operation. The deceased was a native of Forfarshire, and had served his apprenticeship to the sea on the coast of Scotland. He was employed in the Albion Shipping Co's service until it merged into the present Shaw, Savill and Albion line, and in the latter's employ had command of a number of vessels. Later, his employers recognising his business and other abilities, appointed him to succeed the late Captain Anderson was a good seaman, thoroughly well liked and trusted by his employers and those serving below him, and respected by the public with whom he daily came in contact.
His wife pre-deceased him many years ago. He leaves three sons and two daughters. Captain Anderson and his family made a trip to the Old Country during the Queen's Jubilee year, and he returned then apparently in good health. The flags of the Harbour Board, the vessels in harbour and at the Port and Shipping Offices, and at the principal business houses in Lyttelton, were at half-mast today
- Hercules was buried Plot 5, Block 13 at Omaka cemetery
Marlborough Express, 28 April 1899 The funeral of the late Captain Anderson, which took place yesterday, was numerously attended. The Rev W. O. Robb officiated at the grave.
NOTE Hercules had a brother, Captain David Anderson who was a marine superintendent of the City Line, Glasgow for 54 years, retiring in 1908
Marlborough Express, 5 May 1899 PROBATE of Captain Anderson
The will of the late Captain Hercules Anderson was to-day proved in the Supreme Court before Mr J. Allen, Registrar, acting for and in the absence of a Judge, and probate granted to Dr William Anderson and Jean Duthie Anderson, the executors named in the will
Marlborough Express, 26 January 1900 SCARLET FEVER in the Schools
We understand that owing to the prevalence of whooping cough and scarlet fever among children, Dr Anderson has recommended that the Borough Schools be closed for a time. It is also said that the Committee decline to follow the doctor's instructions. Parents should take heed.
Marlborough Express, 9 January 1900 Dr CLEGHORNE resigns
The following letter from D. Cleghorn was received:- As I am about to leave the district, I beg to tender you my resignation as medical officer to the Hospital, an appointment I have had the privilege of holding for more than twenty years ...
I have also to thank Dr Anderson for the valuable assistance he has rendered me during the last two years ...
I should esteem it a favor, gentlemen, if you would relieve me of my office at the end of the year. Dr Anderson is willing to take over my duties until you fill the vacancy caused by my resignation ...
The average of the number of patients at the Hospital had considerably decreased; formerly, it was about 30, now it was 15 to 18 ...
Marlborough Express, 15 February 1900 A.O. FORESTERS in Blenheim
A meeting of Court, Blenheim, A.O. Foresters was held last night, Bro. W. E. Elliott, C.R., presiding, and a large number of members of the Court being present, A candidate was initiated into the rites of Forestry. Dr Anderson was unanimously appointed Court Surgeon, Vice Dr Cleghorn resigned.
Marlborough Express, 6 March 1900 SALE of PROPERTY
The following sales of properties in the Borough were notified:- Dr Cleghorn to Dr Anderson
Marlborough Express, 13 March 1900 WILLIAM appointed MEDICAL OFFICER
Mr Parker moved that Dr Anderson be appointed Medical Officer for the Hospital (in succession to Dr Cleghorn) for a period of twelve months from march 31st, at a salary of L150 a year (the equivalent of $10,527 in wages in Nov 2014). He understood that it was not necessary to call for applications. It was stated that the new arrangement would mean a saving to the Board of about L60 a year. Dr Anderson would continue in the office of doctor for the poor of the district at the additional salary of L22 a year
Marlborough Express, 19 December 1900 WILLIAM's brother
Corporal R. H. Anderson, a brother of Dr Anderson, who joined the first Marlborough contingent, and who has been attached to Brabant's Light Horse, and has seen very active service in the Transvaal, is expected to arrive in Blehneim on Thursday. In all probability the Mayor will arrange proceedings so that the returned officer will receive a reception befitting the occasion.
Marlborough Express, 12 April 1902 The BURLEIGH ASSAULT
At the Police Court this morning, James Dalziel was charged on remand that at Burleigh on 1st inst., he did unlawfully beat and assault on Raynor Ching, and cause him bodily harm...
William Anderson, M.D., said Ching was admitted to the hospital on the 1st inst ...
Nelson Evening Mail, 11 July 1902 WILLIAM in BLENHEIM
Dr Anderson of Blenhein and Dr Morrison of Greymouth will act as Health Officers in their districts under the superintendence of Dr Frengely
Nelson Evening Mail, 27 May 1903 WILLIAM as Acting District Health Officer
Dr Frengley (District Health Officer for Nelson-Westland-Marlborough Districts) who is at present in Wellington, is of the opinion that the consumption of oysters in this locality, has added largely to the cause of so many cases of enteric fever in Nelson. He therefore instructed Dr Anderson (Acting District Health Officer for Marlborough) to investigate the storage-beds of oysters which are on the Boulder Bank within the Nelson Harbour. Dr Anderson comes to the conclusion that the amount of contamination, which was found amongst these oyster localities, is quite enough to convince him that the oysters themselves have been receiving foul matter
Nelson Evening Mail, 8 December 1904 WILLIAM resigns from BLENHEIM
BLENHEIM, Yesterday - The Hospital Board to-day accepted the resignations of Dr Anderson, it's medical officer and Dr Nairn, consultant and anesthetist. The former gave as his reason that the Board denied him the necessary authority for the satisfactory execution of his duty. It was resolved to call for applications for the two positions
New Zealand Herald, 6 June 1905 WILLIAM in LONDON
Very shortly after his arrival in London, Dr W. Anderson (Blenheim) left for Edinburgh in order to work at the hospitals in the Scottish capital
Marlborough Express, 18 December 1905 WILLIAM in Christchurch
A two-storeyed house of eleven rooms in Gloucester Street West, owned by Mr William A. Day, grain merchant and occupied by Dr William Anderson, late of Blenheim, who has been in Christchurch only a few months, was destroyed by fire this morning. The outbreak occurred in the wash-house attached to the main building. A servant girl lit the copper fire there about six o'clock and three-quarters of an hour later, hearing a crackling sound, she ran out of the kitchen to find the washhouse in flames. The flames were rapidly spread by a south-west wind, the building being ruined.
Marlborough Express, 8 May 1906 WILLIAM's MEDICAL OPINION
MUNICIPAL LAVATORIES - With reference to your letter asking me to say a few words as to the special need for municipal lavatories in Christchurch. From the health point of view, of course, the reasons for establishing these are obvious and I know of no city in Great Britain or Australia of this size which has not recognised their necessity...
Marlborough Express, 19 June 1906 WILLIAM visiting Blenheim
Dr W. Anderson, now of Christchurch, is in Blenheim for a few days
Press, 9 July 1907 another BROTHER
Mr J. Anderson, son of the late Captain Hercules Anderson, who has been studying at Devonia navigation School (Lyttelton) passed his examination last week for a certificate of competency as master in the foreign trade
Marlborough Express, 15 December 1913 DEATH of WILLIAM ANDERSON
ANDERSON - On December 13, 1913, suddenly from apoplexy at Thursday Island, where he held the appointment of medical superintendent; Dr William Anderson M.D., late of Blenheim and Tonga, son of the late Captain Hercules Anderson; aged 43 years