John Anderson, a native of County Down, Ireland, emigrated from Bally Bay, Monaghan County to Germantown, Pa. in 1793. He later moved to New Castle, Delaware, where he was a music instructor. Samuel Harkness was one of Anderson's vocal students.
From the description of Music workbook, ca. 1793. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122474730
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Socialist Workers Party and United Auto Workers member. President of UAW Local 15 from 1946 to 1949.
From the description of John Anderson papers, 1962-1964. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32320793
John Anderson (1853-1911) was born in Portland, Maine, on August 6, 1853. On February 26, 1876, Anderson arrived in Florida with friend Charles Fox. Anderson met future business partner, Joseph D. Price, while looking for land in 1876. Anderson and Dow purchased 80 acres that would later become the Santa Lucia Plantation in Ormond Beach, Florida. Anderson focused on developing agriculture which included oranges, lemons, and grape fruit. On January 1, 1888, the partners opened the Ormond Hotel on the Santa Lucia Plantation land. For nearly a century, the 75-room hotel would be a social and business center for the town. It was the opening of the Ormond Hotel that catapulted Ormond's visibility as a vacation spot. Anderson took a lead role in building the tourism industry in the region. He and Price sold the hotel in 1891 to Henry Flagler, who renovated it to attract clientele such as the Rockefellers and Astors. Anderson and Price remained in the hotel business as operating managers of the Ormond Hotel and later purchased the Coquina Hotel in 1903.
Between 1876-1878 and 1881-1882 Anderson was Volusia County's tax assessor. He also was involved in endeavors such as the creation of the first golf course in Volusia County and organizing the first automobile racing event on the beach in 1902. Anderson died in 1911 and was buried in Portland, Maine.
From the description of John Anderson Papers Relating to Ormond Beach, 1869-1910. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 640121698
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Volusia County (Fla.)|
|River Heights (Utah)|
|Cache County (Utah)|
|Ormond Beach (Fla.)|
|Hamilton County (Ind.)|
|San Bernardino (Calif.)|
|Trade and professional associations|
|Automobile industry and trade|
|Music--Study and teaching--18th century|
|Automobile industry workers--Labor unions|