Tombstone Tuesday – February 26, 2018 – Charles Henry Anderson ( Moon)


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Charles Henry (Moon) Anderson, son of Addie (Densmore) and Andrew Anderson, was born on March 5, 1925. Andrew and Addie had eight children; Olga Marie (1911), Ray Densmore (1916), Robert Wesley (1920), Andrew Fredrick (1922), Charles Henry (1925), Leah Mae (1928), Herbert William(1930), John (1932).

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Charles and Leah -1929 in the yard in Marine City

In the 1930 Federal Census, Charles is listed with his parents and siblings at 242 North Elizabeth Street in Marine City. He is 5 years old and not attending school yet. By the 1940 Federal Census, he is an eight grader and attending school and the address is now 272 North Elizabeth.  .

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This family Photo was taken in in either 1937 or 1939. In the back row standing is Andrew F, Robert W , Ray D. and Charles H. The front row is Addie (seated), John, Andrew (seated), Leah, Olga (seated), Herbert.

Charles enlisted in the Navy on June 24, 1943 and served throughout World War II until he was honorably discharged on April 6, 1946.

Charles married Carol Marzolf on February 19th, 1955 in Marine City, Michigan. Charles was known as Moon. It was a nickname given to him by his mother, Addie. Unfortunately the story of why she called him that was not passed down. Perhaps she was “over the Moon” happy when he was born. Or his round face reminded her of the Moon. We will never know for sure but Uncle Moon is all I ever knew him by.  Moon and Carol had 4 children ; Connie, Cathy, Charles and Carrie.

Charles was a boiler operator for the Automotive Industry for 25 years. He was a member of the South Eastern Michigan Conservation Club and a member of the Marine City Fire Department.

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Thirty years ago today, Uncle Moon died. He was sixty three years of age. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Marine City, Michigan.

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Rest in peace, Uncle Moon!

Love, Jan.

 

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