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Anderson, Andrew A age 90 in 1929

 
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Peninsula Daily Herald, CA July 2, 1929
Capt. A. Anderson of New Monterey is 90 Years Old
By Muriel Black
Captain Andrew Anderson of 624 Lighthouse avenue, new Monterey has just celebrated his ninetieth birthday. The Captain is a well known figure on the Monterey peninsula having lived here with Mrs. Anderson for the past twenty five years. A number of his many friends called on his birthday to greet the kindly man and hear him recount the growth of Monterey during those years and his many interesting experiences while a sailor and sea captain The captains eyes twinkled as he smiled and uttered the laconic formula for longevity in the simple words “Hard work, rough living, temperance and no worry, thats all”. During his life he has carried out those principles having gone to sea when a mere boy. He was born in Gottenburg, Sweden, and left there at the age of fourteen to become a sailor, shortly after his parents death. He has sailed the seven seas and visited nearly every country in the world. In December 1861 his vessel was shipwrecked off the New England coast, and the crew was finally rescued after being afloat forty eight hors. The most treasured possession of the captain is a Bible which was given to him by a New York Bible society on board a Swedish battle-ship. He carried this book with him through shipwrecks and disasters since 1862. Captain Anderson lives by his Bible and reads it faithfully twice a day. The venerable seaman refuses to worry, but only entertains dim hope of reaching the hundred mark as it was prophesied he would when just a mere boy. The prophesy was made by an old Malay prophet, and although his other statements have come true the captain “is not so sure about that one.”
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