The Tisdale township census of 1873 lists; W.C. Anderson, age 22, and unmarried. It also lists J. M. Anderson, age 26 and his wife M.G., age 16.
Winfield Messenger, Friday, August 16, 1872.
LUMBER! LUMBER! McClure & Co. are at Winfield and will soon have a complete stock of dry pine lumber, lath, shingles, sash, and doors. Our prices will be the same as at Wichita, freights added. W. C. Anderson, a member of our firm, will have charge of our business at Winfield. Office and yard on the northwest corner of Main Street and 10th Avenue. First door south of C. A. Bliss & Co.'s store. "Terms cash." McClure & Co.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1873.
If you want to buy good lumber at reasonable figures, go to the lumber yard of McClure & Co., in this place. Our amiable friend, Billy Anderson, is the agent at this point, and will sell you all the lumber you want.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1873.
Billy Anderson is soon to start a livery stable at the old Dunlap stand on Main street.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1873.
On our second page will be found the ad of Ferguson & Anderson, who have started a Livery, Feed, and Sale Stable at Dunlap's old stand. The members of this firm are young men of personal integrity, and they have some of the best turnouts in southwestern Kansas. Anybody that will give them a call can be assured of being suited.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1873.
Billy Anderson has "skinned out" for Texas.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1874.
Quite a number of "the boys" of this city are serving in the Arkansas City militia: Wirt Walton, Bob Sheather, Billy Anderson, and Douglas Hite, a former employee of this office. They are now doing their duty as soldiers. L. J. Webb went down to the City to enlist, but was taken sick and brought home. The militia brought the Kickapoo squaws up to Arkansas City for "protection" last week, and now they are patrolling the border and running down into the Territory occasionally.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1874.
Billy Anderson and Alfred Woolsey have purchased the livery stable at Arkansas City. The style of the firm is now Anderson & Woolsey. We are not acquainted with Mr. Woolsey, but we are with Billy Anderson, and we can confidently assure all who have anything to do with him in that line, that they will always find him a clever, kind, square-dealing, gentleman.
Winfield Courier, December 17, 1874.
Davis & Ferguson have moved their stock into their new livery barn on 9th Street east of Main. They now have the finest barn in Southwestern Kansas.
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Billy Anderson has opened a new livery stable at the old stand of Davis & Ferguson, on 9th street west of Main, where he has as fine a stock of teams and carriages as was ever brought to this town. He invites all his friends and the public generally to call and see him when they want anything in his line, and we assure them that they will be liberally dealt with.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1876.
We have heard it reported that Billy Anderson, formerly of Winfield, was hung in Texas last winter, for being found with some parties that had stolen cattle. We have nothing positive to substantiate the rumor.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1877.
J. L. Bruce & Co. have sold out their interest in the City Hotel to W. D. Anderson, who will continue the business.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
Billy Anderson, who used to flourish in Winfield as "one of the boys," is now in Baxter Springs running a livery stable.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.
Will Anderson has moved to Hunnewell.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1880.
Billy Anderson, one of Winfield's "Old Timers," is located at Hunnewell. Billy is as fat, jolly, and whole-souled as ever, is in the employ of one of the leading firms, owns and operates a stage line, and has various other interests which occupy his leisure time. He will make us a visit before many days.
Winfield Courant, November 24, 1881.
Billy Anderson would work hard all day in the lumber yard, and then at dusk, tuck the robes around his sweetness in a four dollar a day buggy, and skip out for Thomasville to a dance.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.
Billy Anderson, an old-time Winfield boy, but now of Harper City, was recently married to Miss Alice Fletcher, of Hunnewell.