Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     J. ALBERT ANDERSON is one of the enterprising agriculturists of Douglas county, and his home is now in Bridgeport.  He owns land adjoining the city and has fine improvements on his property.  He devotes his attention to general farming and handling grain at Bridgeport.
     J. Albert Anderson was born in Norway, on June 19, 1867, the son of J. Andrew and Susanna (Anderson) Anderson, natives of Sweden.  The early education of our subject was gained in the common schools of his native country and in the spring of 1880, he landed in New York city.  For eight years, he labored on the farms on Long Island, in factories adjacent to New York city and in various other kinds of work.  He has labored with some of the largest contracting firms along the Atlantic coast and worked at various places.  One of the largest undertakings he was employed upon was the Croton River aqueduct.  The contractors were Brown, Howard & Company.  While in their employ he learned the trade of a rigger and worked there until 1889, when he came to Washington, and here, also, he has done contracting for himself.  Settlement was made near Bridgeport where he used different government rights to secure his land and since then has  devoted  himself almost entirely to general farming and stock raising.  Mr. Anderson is heavily interested in the townsite of Bridgeport and has done much to forward settlement of this portion of the country.
     At Bridgeport, on December 26, 1899, Mr. Anderson married Miss Jessie E., daughter of Donald and Jane (Davidson) McDonald, natives of Canada.  Mrs. Anderson was born in Bay City, Michigan, on May 26, 1881.  She has two brothers, Clyde R., and James A. D.  Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are communicants of the Lutheran church and are well respected people.  In 1894, Mr. Anderson had the misfortune to lose his residence by the overflow of the Columbia river.  Yet notwithstanding the various losses together with the hardships of frontier life he has so wisely labored that he now is blessed with a large holding and excellent prosperity.
     One child, Clydie Bell, has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, the date being December 31, 1901.