Gay Maurice Anderson

Brief Life History 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

Sources (22)

  • Guy Anderson in household of Charles B Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • G M Anderson, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Guy M Anderson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

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1912 · The Girl Scouts

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Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint 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 Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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