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Frank Bartow Anderson

Leading up to St. Paul’s 150th anniversary, let’s take a look at some of the former church members. Looking around the church we see many plaques that name former members of the congregation who are memorialized by their gifts to the glory of God and in remembrance of loved ones.

The stained glass window on the right side of the church depicts Jesus with the inscription “Suffer the little children to come unto me.” The window is dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Jadwin Anderson and Frank Bartow Anderson.

Mr. Anderson was born in Macon, GA in 1863. The devastation of the Civil war caused him to seek employment in New York City at the age of seventeen. He found a job as clerk at the American Exchange National Bank. He was employed there for twenty years. In 1903 an opportunity opened in the Bank of California and he moved to San Francisco. He worked his way up to become president of the bank in 1909. By 1925 he was Chairman of the Board. He was influential in other financial institutions and served as a director on many boards.

He had married Elizabeth Jadwin in 1887. She was known as Bessie and was born in Brooklyn. They had one son, Berrien Palmer Anderson. The family lived in the Dominican area of San Rafael on the corner of Magnolia and Locust.

Mr. Anderson died in San Francisco in 1935. His son, Berrien who lived in San Rafael was a member of St. Paul’s Church.