Gay Maurice Anderson

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

The Life 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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Gay Maurice Anderson
Nellie Grace Sorber
Marriage: 18 September 1912
Gay Maurice Anderson Jr.
Jesse June Anderson

Spouse and Children

18 September 1912
Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States


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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: Andrew's son

Sources (3)

  • 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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