Dr. William Anderson was born on the 9th of April, 1837 in Fermanagh, Ireland. His parents were William Anderson and the former Jane Best. According to the 1851 census, Dr. Anderson resided in Clarendon Twp., in Quebec, with his parents and an older brother named John. His parents were farmers.
In 1858 Dr. Anderson graduated M.D. from Victoria University Medical Department, in Coburg, Ontario.
Dr. Anderson was married to Margaret Seaman. Mrs. Anderson was born in Quebec on the 10th of September, 1847. She was the 10th of 11 children born to John Seaman and the former Mary Hartnet. Her parents were born and married in Ireland and her first 3 siblings were born in Ireland before her parents immigrated to Canada. Her siblings were; William Hartnet Seaman, Charles Seamam (who died as an infant), John Seaman, Samuel Seaman, Elizabeth Seaman, Mary Ann Seaman, Henry Hilliard Seaman, Elisha Jane Seaman, Charity Seaman (who died in childhood) and Ellen Seaman (who died in childhood). According to the 1851 census, the Seaman family was living in Clarendon Twp., in the County of Ottawa in Quebec. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Anderson was a school teacher.
Dr. and Mrs. Anderson had a daughter Sarah Jane “Kate” Anderson born to them on the 27th of December, 1876 while they were living in Mooretown, (Lambton County) where Dr. Anderson practiced medicine. A son William Henry Best Anderson was born on the 5th of February, 1878 in Mooretown. A daughter Mary “Alice” Louise Anderson was born on the 8th of December, 1882, in Sombra, Lambton County. (Alice died in 1884). Dr. Anderson’s name appears on birth and death records in Tilbury and the surrounding area from 1882 through 1888. He advertised his Tilbury medical practice in the 1886 Farmers and Business Directory. On the 23rd of May, 1887 Dr. and Mrs. Anderson had a son, John Arthur Graham Anderson born to them in Tilbury.
According to the 1891 census, Dr. and Mrs. Anderson lived in London, Ontario with their children, Kate, William and John. By 1901 the Anderson family resided in Belle River, (Essex County) Ontario.
Dr. Anderson died on the 9th of February, 1911. At the time of his death he resided on Mill Street in Newcastle, Ontario. Mrs. Anderson died on the 29th of April 1927. At the time of her death, she resided on King Street in Newcastle. Dr. and Mrs. Anderson were buried at the Bond Head Cemetery in Newcastle, Durham County, Ontario.