Obituary- Mr. E. C. Anderson
6 January 1940 Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga)
The death occurred in the Tumut and District Hospital on Tuesday last of Mr. Edwin Charles Anderson, of Newtown, Tumut, one of the old and highly respected pioneers of the Tumut district.
Mr. Anderson had enjoyed generally good health through his life, except for attacks of asthma in the latter years. He was admitted to hospital a fortnight ago.
He was the third son of the Late Mr. Abraham Anderson, who with the late Mr. Francis Foord built the first bridge over the Tumut River at what is known as the Mill Angle.
He followed orcharding in the early part of his career and then joined the telegraph erection staff.
Later he was droving and then, for 40 years before being retired 10 years ago, was employed on road construction by the Tumut Shire Council.
He was held in high esteem by his employers, possessing much valuable knowledge on road construction.
He assisted the engineer, Mr. Buckland, in running improvements on the Talbingo Mountain for a distance of over 12 miles.
He was the champion cricketer of the district, as a bowler and fielder, and represented New South Wales in international cricket against Shrewsbury's English team.
In that match he took seven wickets for 42 runs, including the captain's wicket.
In 1892 he married Miss Emily Harris, eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Harris, of Lacmalac, and there were five daughters, Alice (Mrs. H. Constance), Vera (Mrs. G. Bailey), Stella (Mrs. J. Ibbotson), Isobel (Mrs. T. Drummond) and Maida (Mrs. E Bullock), and four sons, Bert (Sydney) , Gregory, Ted and Vernon (Tumut), who together with his widow survive.
The funeral took place on Wednesday, the body being interred in the Church of England portion of the Tumut new cemetery.
The Rev. S. Broadfoot officiated at the grave- side, and Mr. C. W. Burt carried out the funeral arrangements. There were many floral tributes.