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.
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.
Please contact History San Jose's Research Library & Archives for information on reproduction and publication.
The papers are open to the public for research by appointment.