Randolph County, Indiana
Denzil Merle Anderson
must not expect to succeed in the mercantile business in a short time, neither
do rewards come in this field of endeavor to the indolent and careless, but to
those who plan well and are honest and persistent in the execution of their
tasks neither can large returns be expected with no reverses. It takes years,
as a rule, to do big things in any line, and one cannot build up an extensive
and lucrative business in a few months. Realizing that it meant hard and consecutive
endeavor to become a successful shoe dealer, Denzil Merle Anderson, of
Lynn, Randolph county, has sought to utilize every moment and every opportunity
in his chosen vocation and is therefore succeeding admirably and ranks among
our most progressive young business men, and, judging from his splendid success
so early, one must necessarily predict for him a bright future in the world of
Mr. Anderson was born at Crete, Randolph county, October 18, 1892.
He is a son of Norman and Belle (Chenoweth) Anderson a sketch of
whom appears elsewhere in this work.
Denzil M. Anderson received a common school education and spent
one year in the Valparaiso Normal, after which he formed a partnership with
M. Clark in the shoe business in Lynn, January 15, 1911. He bought his
partner out and has since been conducting the store alone, enjoying a
constantly growing and extensive business. He has the only exclusive shoe store
in Lynn, and carries a large and up-to-date stock of footwear at all seasons; in
fact, his store would be a credit to towns larger than Lynn. He draws his many
customers from all over this section of the county, many coining from remote
parts of the same, for they know that here they will receive fair and courteous
Politically, Mr. Anderson is a Progressive, and in religious
matters is a member of the Christian church.
Mr. Anderson was married December 31, 1910, to
who was partly reared and educated at Lynn, and is a daughter of a highly
respected family here. She was born at Portland, Indiana, October 8, 1891. She
is a young lady of many charming characteristics.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson
The Randolph County, Indiana INGenWeb family history site is maintained by Phyllis
Fleming. Copying is permitted for noncommercial, educational use by individual
scholars and libraries. You may link to this page with prior permission, provided no fee is required
to access the link, but no commercial
use of this material is permitted. This message must appear on all copied material.