Friday, May 25, 2018

Dr. Livingston Anderson: Contributing To A Minor

DR. Livingston Leland Culbertson Anderson was born on 11 June 1891 in Rich Hill, MO, to Montrose Linton Anderson (1857-1909) and Martha Ann Bradley (1859-1955).

He was married twice. First  to Elena Susan Follet  (1894-1979) on 17 May 1914 in Missouri, the had three children. Second to Josephine Frances Rock I couldn't find a date (1907-2002) they had three children.

On his Prison record dated 1945 he states he's a widow.

There's a myth he was born at sea because of an entry on a census record. I found this document from 1921.

On 12 Jan 1945 he became Inmate #11397 in the New Mexico State Pen,  for the crime of contributing to a minor. Now most people would think that is alcohol but it could be drugs, it doesn't clarify. 
He pleaded not guilty.
He listed his nearest relative as Kathyrn Sue Coldiron living in Las Cruces, NY. I found no such person in his family tree.
Occupation listed Surgeon

He was sentenced to 3-4 years.

I would like to point out some interesting facts about some scars he had, which I am sure were a result of the war.

He enlisted on 19 July 1918 in 19th Infantry Bty
2nd Lt FA-RES Texas
Discharged 20 Dec 1918

One of his son's also became a doctor too Dr. William Follett Anderson 1917-1970 Mother was Elena Susan Follett

His other children from Elena
Livingston Anderson Jr. born abt 1916
Sam Follett Anderson 1915-1924

Elena & Livingston were divorced

Children from Josephine Frances Rock

Edward Livingston Anderson 1926-2015
Sandy McPherson Anderson 1927-2012 (Male)
Bettye Alden Anderson 1930-2007

It would be awesome if a relative came forward and told us more of his story. I would like to know about the wounds he sustained in the war. Who was the minor?

17 May 1914 • Jackson, Missouri, USA


  1. I don't have more information...but this would be my grandfather's brother...

  2. I am so happy you found this and commented, feel free to save/download any info I have, I also made him a tree on Ancestry...


    1. Will I be able to find the tree on Ancestry without paying the monthly fee?

  3. Josephine Frances Rock was my Grandmother. Edward Livingston Anderson was my dad. Thank you for this research! My name is JoAnne Anderson Goodrich born to Edward Livingston Anderson along with my siblings Edward Lawrence Anderson and Linda Sue Anderson Coker and Alan Lynn Anderson

  4. Thank you so much for your comment, and you are very welcome, feel free to save, download anything I have and I also made him a tree and added some of this to it...I did not mention living people for privacy reasons.


  5. Do you know anything about why he was shot in the stomach???


    1. I pretty much don't know anything about him. It was a bit 'tabboo' to try to discuss when I was little. Josephine Rock Anderson moved to Texas with her 3 kids, my dad, Edward, my Aunt Bettye and Uncle Sandy. I'm still so curious! My dad, Edward, also a surgeon.

  6. Oh my I am so sorry, I will help in anyway that I can, I also have a private group on facebook called Criminal Genealogy, please join...I have excellent researchers....May be able to find more newspaper clippings, or other records....Anyway I can help i will