| May/June 1994

CHESTER (Chet) A. ANDERSON of Smolan, Kansas, was born February 18, 1909, at Hope. He died January 27, 1994 at the Salina Asbury Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Anderson was a 70 year resident of Smolan. He was a self-employed machinist and operated Anderson Machine and Supply, Smolan, from 1937 until retiring in 1974.

He was the original incorporating mayor of Smolan, a member of the Mentor United Methodist Church, Jewell County Historical Society, Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Company, Kansas Antique Engine Safety Association, and a charter member and organizer of the Central Kansas Flywheels Antique Association, of which he was the first president.

Mr. Anderson married Carrie E. Hurtig February 13, 1935. Mrs. Anderson died June 22, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Charles and Clayton, both of Smolan; a brother Ralph of Guide Rock, Nebraska; a sister, Lois Brewer of Hope, Kansas; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

We in central Kansas have lost a friend, a machinist, mechanic, electrician, well driller, steam engineer, a genius.


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