Roscoe James Anderson

Male2 August 1880–25 July 1973

Brief Life History of Roscoe James

When Roscoe James Anderson was born on 2 August 1880, in Plymouth, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, his father, James Jasper Thomas Anderson, was 37 and his mother, Mary Eliza Peck, was 30. He married Vannah Dolson in November 0025, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in United States in 1949 and Poverty Flats, Shasta, California, United States in 1950. He died on 25 July 1973, in Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Roscoe James Anderson
1880–1973
Vannah Dolson
1882–1970
Roscoe James Anderson
1914–1993
Leland Ronald Anderson
1918–2006

Sources (19)

  • Roscoe J Anderson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Roscoe James Anderson, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Roscoe James Anderson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 26

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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