Charles Edwin Anderson, rancher, the son of Winifred P. and James M. Anderson, was born on September 28, 1852, at Rusk, Texas. He attended the Waco public schools, Baylor University, and Eastman Business College in New York. After returning to Texas he was associated with the Day Land and Cattle Company and worked in the General Land Office. Later he went into the cattle business, established the Matagorda Land and Cattle Company, and became president of the Cattle Raisers Association (now the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association). He was an organizer of the Heywood Oil Company, of which he was vice president. Anderson married Myrtle Rogers Looney at Bastrop, and they had three children. He was a founder of the Austin Country Club and served on the Austin City Council. He died on February 27, 1924, in Austin.