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Dear Ms. Fisher,
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We suggest that you begin by searching the county court records where he was arrested and charged. The census records you have should help you to determine the county where he lived. Begin with that county first, then the surrounding counties, and lastly, search the Indiana court records.
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I'm your grandmother Pat's cousin and know a little about John Hosea Anderson, who was my grandfather. You can contact me through my email address at the University of North Carolina.
I did not find anything in on-line newspapers regarding John Hosea Anderson being arrested.
He seemed to have sold various things during his career:
1900: school teacher
1910: traveling, oil company
1918 (WWI draft card): state sales manager for JH Hanson & Co, Chicago IL (JH Hanson was the president of the Hanson-Bellows Co, which published the World Book Encyclopedia)
1920: leaser, oil
1930: salesman, traveling educational
1940: traveling, salesman typewriters
The photo that you have was copywritten by the Stenoscript Co. Stenoscript sold books (training courses) for learning stenoscript, an alternative to shorthand. They also sold court stenography machines, which may be what was listed in the 1940 census as "typewriters".