Randolph  County,  Indiana

Denzil  Merle  Anderson

            One must not expect to succeed in the mercantile business in a short time, neither do rewards come in this field of endeavor to the indolent and careless, but to those who plan well and are honest and persistent in the execution of their tasks neither can large returns be expected with no reverses. It takes years, as a rule, to do big things in any line, and one cannot build up an extensive and lucrative business in a few months. Realizing that it meant hard and consecutive endeavor to become a successful shoe dealer,  Denzil Merle Anderson, of Lynn, Randolph county, has sought to utilize every moment and every opportunity in his chosen vocation and is therefore succeeding admirably and ranks among our most progressive young business men, and, judging from his splendid success so early, one must necessarily predict for him a bright future in the world of industry.
            Mr. Anderson was born at Crete, Randolph county, October 18, 1892. He is a son of  Norman and Belle (Chenoweth) Anderson a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work.
Denzil M. Anderson received a common school education and spent one year in the Valparaiso Normal, after which he formed a partnership with  E. M. Clark in the shoe business in Lynn, January 15, 1911. He bought his partner out and has since been conducting the store alone, enjoying a constantly growing and extensive business. He has the only exclusive shoe store in Lynn, and carries a large and up-to-date stock of footwear at all seasons; in fact, his store would be a credit to towns larger than Lynn. He draws his many customers from all over this section of the county, many coining from remote parts of the same, for they know that here they will receive fair and courteous treatment.
            Politically, Mr. Anderson is a Progressive, and in religious matters is a member of the Christian church.
            Mr. Anderson was married December 31, 1910, to  Marie Hopkins, who was partly reared and educated at Lynn, and is a daughter of a highly respected family here. She was born at Portland, Indiana, October 8, 1891. She is a young lady of many charming characteristics.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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