Fr Roger Brooke Tanney Anderson was born in Baltimore, Maryland on 4 January 1878 the son of Winfield S. Anderson and Mary Taney. Through his mother he was a grandson of Roger B. Taney chief justice of the United States.
In 1910 he was listed as part of the Holy Cross Monastery in West Park New York.
An Episcopal priest he was a first class passenger aboard the RMS Carpathia when it rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster.
Later he did missionary work in the West Indies and elsewhere, and served with the military during world war one.
He died in 22 June 1963 and is buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Baltimore, Maryland