Palmer Melvin Anderson

Male2 June 1899–28 August 1978

Brief Life History of Palmer Melvin

When Palmer Melvin Anderson was born on 2 June 1899, his father, Peder Anderson, was 44 and his mother, Marit Smistad, was 40. He lived in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Wisconsin, United States in 1978. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 28 August 1978, at the age of 79, and was buried in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peder Anderson
Marit Smistad
Gunda Ignora Anderson
Agnes Josephine Anderson
Alma R Anderson
Palmer Melvin Anderson
Ragna M Anderson

Sources (11)

  • Palmer Anderson in household of Peter Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Palmer Melvin Anderson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Plamer M Anderson, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 8

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.


Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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