ALLIE CLETUS ANDERSON
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Geneva, Barbour and Shelby County, Alabama
Allie Cletus Anderson was born August 9, 1886, at Watford, Geneva County, the son of William Thomas and Mary Jane (Woodham) Anderson, of Georgia, who removed to Dale County, previous to the War of Secession; grandson of Leonidas and Cola (Gray) Anderson, the former a Confederate soldier, killed in the war, and of Robert Woodham, Confederate soldier; great-grandson of John Gray, an Englishman, who served in the Revolution, on the American side, also in the War of 1812.
Allie C. Anderson was educated in country schools; the high school, at Hartford. He graduated 1906; Howard College, graduated A. B., 1912. He was elected principal of Barbour County high school, July 1912 and taught in county and graded schools of Southeast Alabama since 1904.
He was a Democrat; a Mason; Knight of Pythias; Woodman of the World; and a Baptist and resided in Clio, Alabama.
He married Diane B. Hilliard, daughter of William Robert and Mary Jane Amanda (Yarborough) Hilliard. She was born Jan 14, 1886, and died Feb. 15, 1941.
Diane Anderson is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Jefferson County, Alabama. They were residing in Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama in 1930 and 1940 where Allie was a teacher at Alabama College.
They had one child, Robert C. Anderson born 1921.
- History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
- 1930 and 1940 US census
- Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881–1952.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010.
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