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Walton W. Anderson, M.D.

Dr. Walton W. Anderson is a resident of Spring-Place, Murray Co., Ga., where he was born in 1853, and has always resided He was educated in the schools of Murray county, and after completing his literary studies engaged for a brief period in agricultural pursuits.

In 1876 he began the study of medicine under the preceptorship of his father, the late Dr. William Anderson, at Spring Place. In 1877 he entered the Atlanta Medical college, and there took a full course in medicine and surgery during the years 1877-79 and was graduated in the spring of 1880. He commenced the practice of his profession at Spring Place, and has' acquired a good general practice in the various branches of medicine and surgery, and enjoys an excellent reputation both as a reliable physician and an upright citizen.

In 1875 Dr. Anderson was married to Miss Margaret Woods, daughter of Robert Woods, an old resident of Murray county. As the fruit of this union four children have been born to them: Claudius, Remma, Emma W. and Malcomb.

The father of Dr. Anderson was born in Monroe county, Tenn. He married Miss Manda Gray and reared a family of eight children: Mary J., wife of William Wilkins, now deceased; W. L. Anderson, at present residing in Texas; Andrew J., who died in that state; Mrs. Alice Woods, of Murray county; Mrs. Fannie Dixon, who died in that county in 1893; C. M. Anderson and Walton W.

The paternal grandfather of Dr. Anderson was Stephen Anderson, a resident of the state of Tennessee, where he died, in Monroe county, in 1885, at the advanced age of ninety years.

The father of Dr. Anderson was a captain in the Confederate service during the late war, and during his residence in Murray county he was frequently entrusted with the management of county affairs. For several years he was treasurer of Murray county, and during the period of his residence there he practiced his profession with marked success. He was a prominent citizen and a practical man of affairs, in whom the public reposed full confidence. His death occurred at Spring Place in 1887. The mother of Dr. Anderson died in 1884.

The doctor is a member of the masonic fraternity, Spring Place lodge No. 145.

Note that this was written in 1895 from Memoirs of Georgia, 1895.


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