Sam Spencer Anderson – 11th child of Samuel Anderson and Sophia Alice Bailey

Sam Spencer ANDERSON                         Jean Emily APPLEBY

b.28th June 1904                                                 b.17th July 1911

at Kangaroo Valley, NSW                                   at Bathurst, NSW

d.28th August 1986                                             d.

at Tumut, NSW                                                    at

Sam & Jean Anderson

Sam & Jean Anderson

Sam and Jean were to marry on Australia Day, 26th January, in 1933, at Bathurst, NSW. Jean was the daughter of Percy W APPLEBY and Emily Eliza COLLEY.

Sam pursued a career in the NSW Police Force, first enlisting as a Probationary Constable on the 13th May 1931. He was described on his police record as having blue eyes, dark hair and a medium to dark complexion. He was promoted to Foot Patrol on the 12th October 1936, a Constable 1st Class on the 3rd May 1938, and finally a Sergeant 3rd Class on the 4th March 1947. His appointments included Bathurst, Cowra, Menindie, Tullamore, Goulburn, Tumut, Jerilderie and Griffith.

Sam and Jean were to have a family of three daughters and a son, as follows below: Jeanette ANDERSON b. 23rd August 1933 at Cowra, NSW Bruce Herbert ANDERSON b. 9th December 1937 at Cowra, NSW Marjorie Joyce ANDERSON b. 15th April 1942 at Tullamore, NSW Colleen Maree ANDERSON  b. 5th September 1947 at Tumut, NSW