Robert Anderson Lister

1884–1953 (Age 69)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robert Anderson

When Robert Anderson Lister was born on 7 February 1884, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Calvin Luther Lister, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Eliza Freshower, was 26. He married Anna Hightower on 11 December 1909, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 5, Greene, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 13 March 1953, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69.

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Robert Anderson Lister
Anna Hightower
Marriage: 11 December 1909
Helen Pauline Lister

Spouse and Children

11 December 1909
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States


    Helen Pauline Lister


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dyer, Middle English litster, an agent derivative (originally feminine; compare Baxter ) of lit(t)e(n) ‘to dye’ (Old Norse lita). This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement), and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions, especially in Yorkshire.2 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir ‘son of the arrow maker’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert A Lister in household of Calvin Lister, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert Lister, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Robert Lister in entry for Helen Pauline Lister, "Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912"

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