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William Lloyd and Emily Anson Papers
1989-15-1  
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Description
Papers of William Lloyd Anson and wife Emily (nee O'Dell), primarily comprising correspondence between the couple during 1919, and documentation related to Anson's service in World War I as Private First Class with Company C, Second Engineers, Second Division, United States Army.
Background
William Lloyd Anson (who also went by Lloyd William Anson) served in World War I with the 2nd Engineers, 2nd Division. He was awarded on June 25th, 1919 a citation for distinguished and exceptional gallantry at Medeah Ferme. He married Englishwoman Emily Rose Odell in London in September 1919, and they embarked back to the United States the following month, where they settled in San Jose. Lloyd Anson was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, and a conductor for Southern Pacific Railway during the 1940s and 1950s.
Extent
.5 linear feet
Restrictions
Please contact History San Jose's Research Library & Archives for information on reproduction and publication.
Availability
The papers are open to the public for research by appointment.