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Julius O. Anderson
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Julius O. Anderson, a successful farmer and stock raiser of Melville township, was born in Bandon township, this county, Jan. 1, 1881, son of Ole and Sophia Johanna (Bogema) Anderson. He attended the district schools of Bandon and on March 22, 1903, graduated from the agricultural department of the University of Minnesota. He remained at home until twenty-three years of age, and then rented a farm in section 5, Melville township. In 1910 he purchased from his father 160 acres in the northwest quarter of the same section. In 1912 he rebuilt the house and erected a 16 by 36 stave silo. In 1915 he rebuilt the barn, making it 32 by 76 feet with a 14 foot leanto. He carries on general farming, keeps some fifty head of cattle including six head of registered Jerseys, and ships some 100 Duroc-Jersey swine each year. Although busy with his own duties, Mr. Anderson has not neglected public affairs, and for twelve years he has done good service as clerk of the school board of his district. He is one of the directors of the Bird Island Farmers' Elevator Co.
He was married June 12, 1912, to Emma Poore, who was born in Osceola township, this county, Aug. 24, 1884, daughter of Hamlin V. and Caroline (Hibbard) Poore. Hamlin V. Poore was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, was married Feb. 20, 1873, to Caroline Hibbard, a native of Desota, Missouri, came to Osceola township in 1876, took up a homestead of 160 acres in the southeast quarter of section 19, became one of the most extensive bee-raisers in the state and still makes his home there.
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