A followup on Efford Anderson, pictured here and I think also in this one.
February 29, 1972
Anderson, once aide in food chain
A mass of the ressurection for Efford E. Anderson, 75 year old retired bus driver and restaurant chain official, will be offered at 10 AM tomorrow at the Holy Cross Church, 105 East West Street.
Mr. Anderson died Sunday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, of cancer of the larynx.
An employee of the Baltimore Transit company from 1920 to 1951, Mr. Anderson was an official with Little Tavern Shops, Inc. until 1962.
Mr. Anderson was a cook in the Army during World War I, stationed in Georgia, Maryland and New Jersey. He was on a troop ship bound for Europe when the Armistace was signed. The ship returned to the United States.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veteransl a 50-year member of the Loyal Order of Moose and a member of the Lost Chord Club, an organization sponsored by the American Cancer Society, which teaches speech to persons who have lost their vochal chords.
Special walnut cake
Mr. anderson’s favorite hobby was baking his special non-frosted walnut cake, for which he had developed his own recipe. He was also a gardener, who raised a variety of roses.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, the former Maime C. Thuman; two daughters, Mrs. E. Melba Adams and Mrs. Rosemary Evans both of Baltimore county, two sisters, Mrs. Clora Gaddis, of Harford county, and Mrs. Pauline Little, of Dawson county, Ga., ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Efford was my grandfather and was a character. His family were moonshiners down in Georgia. He was known as “Gambling Andy” and loved the horses. While in high school, I got to work with him one day at the Tavern on Harford Road near Broadway. Didn’t get paid but ate quite a few burgers.