'Anderson was a BY Academy student in the late 1880s, an itinerant school teacher and early teacher/princopal in the Mormon academies under Karl Maeser in the early 1890s. He also was an early resident, apiarist and participant in the development of the sugar beet industry of southeastern Idaho. He was a part of the Mormon migration into Southern California in the 1920s. He never attained great distinction but was part of the vast body of faithful Latter-day Saints. His extensive diaries are in the BYU library.'