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Mrs. Mary J. Anderson

This public spirited and accomplished lady is fully a product of the farther West, owing to that favored section on which the perpetual smile of a beneficent Providence seems to rest, all that she has and is for she was born at Provo, Utah a daughter of George W. and Elizabeth (Worsley) Haws, natives respectively of Illinois and Missouri, who came to Utah in its very early history, bring to their new home a resoluteness of spirit and readiness for every emergency born of their former life, and by service on his part of the father in the noted Black Hawk War, being a man of fine public spirit and abounding enterprise now living in Idaho, where his wife passed over to the activities which know no weariness at the age if forty-six years, leaving twelve children, eight of whom are living. Mrs. Anderson was educated in the public schools of Utah and at the Brigham Young Academy of Provo. On November 24m 1886, she was united in marriage with J, C. Anderson, also a native of Utah, son of John and Carrie Anderson, emigrants from Denmark, the land of Hamlet and the bold and conquering Norsemen having been born and reared in Copenhagen. She and her husband were engaged in farming in Idaho fir nine years in 1895 they came to the Jackson Hole country of Wyoming and located on a place in Spring Gulch, which now consists of 200 acres, and is as fine a body of land of that extent as can be found anywhere. By their thrift and industry it has been highly improved, tastefully adorned by their art and esthetic spirit and made fruitful as a garden by their skillful husbandry. On this farm they conducted a thriving stockraising industry and careful management until the autumn of 1901, when they purchased the property on which they now live and built on it a commodious brick house, which is at this time not only the postoffice but the only hotel in Jackson. Mrs. Anderson gives personal attention to these two lines of activity having been postmistress of the town since 1900, having conducted the hotel since its opening. Mr. Anderson, true to his native instinct for outdoor life, acted as guide to parties hunting in the reserve. Three children are in the home, Oliver, Mark, Myrtle.

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