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Robert Anderson b1876 Selkirk - moved to Honolulu - 'Honolulu Bob'
« on: Tuesday 11 June 13 21:00 BST (UK) »
Hi, I've just been advised that the ancester of 'Honolulu Bob' is visiting the 'Selkirk Common Riding' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Riding   in Selkirk, Scotland, this coming Friday 14th and I understand he may be my husband's relative (Robert Mailer Anderson?)

http://www.selkirkweekendadvertiser.co.uk/lifestyle/entertainment/robert-is-colonials-choice-1-2850609

My daughter has found a few news items where he discusses his heritage, and I can certainly find a number of ship passenger manifests showing an ancester, Robert (b 1876) between 1907 - 1935 (and sometimes a wife called Margaret from Gattonside in the Scottish Borders).

My question is that Robert b1876 appears to have had a least one child RC Anderson, as on 23 Sept 1925 when he and Margaret are travelling from Vancouver BC to Honolulu on the RMMS Aorangi they list their son (RC Anderson) as residing at 2625 Avenue St, Honolulu.

A quote from one of the newspaper articles "Honolulu Bob was Robert Anderson, who emigrated to Hawaii in 1898.

An accountant employed by the Honolulu Iron Works, he returned to Selkirk in 1937 with his wife, Margaret, and was Colonial Society chairman from 1940-46.

He and his wife eventually moved to California and Margaret died in 1949, with Honolulu Bob passing away three years later."


This is my first real foray into US records and I would very much appreciate any assistance you can give.

Thanks in anticipation, Kit (Edinburgh, Scotland)
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Re: Robert Anderson b1876 Selkirk - moved to Honolulu - 'Honolulu Bob'
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 June 13 21:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Kit,

There are 2 brothers on a Canadian Passenger List (In transit - enroute to USA) - Niagara - 16 Sep 1926
Honolulu, Hawaii - Vancouver British Columbia.  Kenneth Anderson born 1908 Honolulu and aged 18 years and Robert Anderson born 1906 Gallane Scotland and aged 20 years. Both students.
Father Robert Anderson. Honolulu.

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Re: Robert Anderson b1876 Selkirk - moved to Honolulu - 'Honolulu Bob'
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 June 13 22:04 BST (UK) »
Almost a year later 15 Sept 1927 Aorangi - the brothers travel Honolulu to Vancouver. BC. (In transit)
They give the father:-  R Anderson, 2416 Parker St, Honolulu TH. Going to U of Wash. (University of Washington  ???

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Re: Robert Anderson b1876 Selkirk - moved to Honolulu - 'Honolulu Bob'
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 June 13 22:08 BST (UK) »
The family appear on the 1930 Census Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory.


Robert Anderson 53 Born Scotland. Immigrated 1898. NA. Controller. Iron Works.
Margaret S Anderson 54 Born Scotland. Immigrated 1902. PA.
John M Anderson 26 Born Hawaii. Engineer. Iron Works.
Robert C Anderson 24 Born Scotland. Immigrated 1917. PA Advertising Merchant. Advertising Co.
Kenneth Anderson 21 Born Hawaii
Hisayo Akashi 34 Born Japan. Servant.


https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XH1X-KND

Berkeley, Alameda, California 1920

Robert Anderson 43 Manager. Mineral Co. Immigrated 1898. AL
Margaret S Anderson 44  Immigrated 1900. AL.
John N Anderson 16 Born Honolulu
Robert C Anderson 13 Immigrated 1907. Al
Kenneth G S Anderson 11

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH3D-H5Y

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Re: Robert Anderson b1876 Selkirk - moved to Honolulu - 'Honolulu Bob'
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 June 13 22:14 BST (UK) »
Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory 1910

Robert Anderson 34 Book-keeper. Immigrated 1898. AL.
Margaret Anderson 36 Immigrated 1899
Mc Callua J Anderson 6 Born Hawaii
Robert C Anderson 4
Kenneth G Anderson 1 Born Hawaii
Ruth Hasagawa 15 Servant
Osami Torekelehi 26 Servant.

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Re: Robert Anderson b1876 Selkirk - moved to Honolulu - 'Honolulu Bob'
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 11 June 13 22:23 BST (UK) »
2110 Santa Clara Street C Alameda, California 1940

John M Anderson 36 Born Oahu, Hawaii. State Keeper Gauger.
Eleanor Anderson 35 Born California. School Teacher.
Daughter Anderson 8

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Re: Robert Anderson b1876 Selkirk - moved to Honolulu - 'Honolulu Bob'
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 11 June 13 22:25 BST (UK) »
The California death index shows one Margaret Anderson born in "other country" who died in 1949 and several Robert Andersons born in "other country" who died from 1951 to 1953.

 http://www.rootschat.com/links/0uky/
 http://www.rootschat.com/links/0ukz/

Depending on the county where they died, there may be a death certificate available at FamilySearch in the California County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1994 database:

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_STATES
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Robert Anderson b1876 Selkirk - moved to Honolulu - 'Honolulu Bob'
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 11 June 13 22:25 BST (UK) »
Eleanor Anderson born 31 Oct 1904 Died Nov 1983
Last Residence 96822  Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Suspect the maiden name is Lyser.

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Re: Robert Anderson b1876 Selkirk - moved to Honolulu - 'Honolulu Bob'
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 11 June 13 22:28 BST (UK) »
The daughter Charlotte “Char” Anderson - 1 Aug 1931 - 6 Mar 2009

Char was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 1, 1931 - moved to California in 1943 with her parents, Eleanor and John McCallum Anderson,

will send full obituary by pm - Sonoma West/healsburg/windsor - (Mar/20/2009)   

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