Gay Maurice Anderson

26 January 1890–6 October 1969 (Age 79)
Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Gay Maurice

When Gay Maurice Anderson was born on 26 January 1890, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, his father, Charles Hampton Wade Anderson, was 36 and his mother, Lorena Lavina Strong, was 31. He married Nellie Grace Sorber on 18 September 1912, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Heppner, Morrow, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States in 1960. He died on 6 October 1969, in Corning, Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gay Maurice Anderson
1890–1969
Nellie Grace Sorber
1888–1977
Marriage: 18 September 1912
Gay Maurice Anderson Jr.
1913–1974
Jesse June Anderson
1916–2006

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 6
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly
Age 7
The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 22
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Andrew
Andreas
Andersson
Andersen
Andrews
Enderson

Sources (19)

  • Guy Anderson in household of Charles B Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gay M Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gay Anderson in household of Charles Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"

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