Anderson, John

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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

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Anderson, John. Driver. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
creatorOf Anderson, John. John Anderson Papers Relating to Ormond Beach, 1869-1910. University of Florida
creatorOf Anderson, John. John Anderson family papers, [ca. 1849-1875]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Fant Collection, 1848-1936. University of Mississippi
creatorOf Anderson, John. Lectures on logic, John Anderson, Marischal College, transcribed by James Brodie, 1711-12. University of Aberdeen
referencedIn University of Arizona. The Morris K. Udall oral history collection (1996-ongoing). University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Anderson, John. Music workbook, ca. 1793. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Anderson, John. The John Anderson papers. 1917-1925. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
referencedIn Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870. Papers, 1793-1870. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Becker, Edith V. Anderson family notes, 19--? New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Anderson, John. Dictation from John Anderson : San Bernardino, [ca. 1887-1889]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf ANDERSON, JOHN. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf CentreStage Theatre Archives. Pensioners Concerned : Security for Seniors, April 26, 1975. University of Guelph
creatorOf Smith, Mary. Doolan's find, 1999 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Houses of Boulder's Black community undated. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Hays, Gilbert A. Papers 1833-1950 1900-1925. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
creatorOf Guelph Spring Festival Archives. Signature performance, Festival Strings of Canada / leader, Martin Beaver ; John Anderson, oboe, June 3, 2000 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Anderson, John. John Anderson papers, 1962-1964. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn John Anderson collection [ca.?-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Foster, Martha. Journal, 1853. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
creatorOf Anderson, Cecil. American Girl. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
creatorOf Anderson, John. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Anderson, John. [John Anderson : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Ontario Agricultural College. Students. Ex-students of the Ontario Agricultural College : 1878. University of Guelph
referencedIn Text of addresses in Latin conferring honorary degrees on Thomas Stearns Eliot, Anthony Eden, William Kroll, Peyton Rous, Robert Alderson Baron Wright, John Anderson, and Frederick Herbert Baron Maugham, Cambridge University [manuscript] Thursday, June 9, 1938. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn J. R. P. Genealogical notes, ca. 1879-1881. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn New Jersey. Militia. Regiment, 2nd. Records, 1814-1815. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Boulder County Railway Historical Society, Inc.,. Tungsten mining collection : Fortune Dyke Mining Co. and Long Chance Mining Co. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Ohio. Attorney General's Office. Anderson vs. Celebrezze case files, 1980-1983. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Anderson, John. John Anderson Letter, 1914. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
creatorOf Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891,. Additional letters from various correspondents, 1851-1872. Houghton Library
creatorOf Anderson, John. John Anderson collection, 1883-1917. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Anderson, John. Papers, 1972. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Anderson, John. Tape recorded reminiscences. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Aldred, William A. [Papers], 1839-1884. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Anderson, Charles B., 1848-1937. Historical data records: Anderson family. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Anderson, John. [Account book], 1855-1860. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf CentreStage Theatre Archives. Security for Seniors, April 26, 1975 - tape. University of Guelph
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associatedWith Aldred, William A. person
associatedWith Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870. person
associatedWith Anderson, Charles B., 1848-1937. person
associatedWith Becker, Edith V. person
associatedWith Brodie, James. person
associatedWith CentreStage Theatre Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith CentreStage Theatre Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891, person
associatedWith Cuba Mercantile Company (Cuba, N.D.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic National Convention (1972 : Miami Beach, Fla.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party corporateBody
associatedWith Foster, Martha. person
associatedWith Guelph Spring Festival Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Harkness, Samuel. person
associatedWith Hays, Gilbert A. person
associatedWith Hubert Howe Bancroft collection. person
associatedWith International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 15 (Detroit, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith J. R. P. person
associatedWith New Jersey. Militia. Regiment, 2nd. corporateBody
associatedWith Ohio. Attorney General's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Ontario Agricultural College. Students. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Mary. person
associatedWith University of Arizona. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Utah. Libraries. Manuscripts Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Volusia County (Fla.)
River Heights (Utah)
Cache County (Utah)
North Dakota--Cuba
Ormond Beach (Fla.)
Hamilton County (Ind.)
San Bernardino (Calif.)
Stores, Retail
Lumber trade
Labor courts
School notebooks
Trade and professional associations
Automobile industry and trade
Music--Study and teaching--18th century
Automobile industry workers--Labor unions


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