Carl E. Anderson Sr., 74, Baltimore County farmer

July 02, 2002

Carl E. Anderson Sr., a longtime Baltimore County farmer, died of heart and kidney failure Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He was 74.

Mr. Anderson was born and lived his entire life at Caparu Farm in White Hall, Baltimore County.

After the death of his father when Mr. Anderson was 18 years old, he took over operation of the 110-acre dairy and general crops farm.

He was awarded the Maryland Century Farm Award in 1999, was twice honored as Baltimore County Soil Conservation Farmer of the Year and was the Outstanding Farmer of the Year for 1958.

Mr. Anderson was board chairman of the Bel Air Farm Credit Board for 26 years, and was a former board member of Southern States Cooperative Inc. in Shawsville. He also had served on the board of Sire Power Inc., a farmers' co-operative.

Mr. Anderson also was a member of the Maryland Holstein Association and the National Holstein Association and was a founder of the White Hall Boys 4-H Club.

An accomplished woodworker, he enjoyed harvesting oak trees from his farm and planing the wood in his workshop into board lengths. He later fashioned the oak into hand-crafted furniture and paneling for family members.

Mr. Anderson was a parishioner, trustee and choir member of West Liberty United Methodist Church, where services were held Saturday.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Patricia Leffel; three sons, C. Edwin Anderson Jr. of Bishopville, Dr. Milton W. Anderson of New Orleans and Donald J. Anderson of State College, Pa.; two daughters, Kathy Anderson Jewell of Frederick and Linda A. Armor of Sewell, N.J.; and eight grandchildren.

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