John Simpson "Simp" Anderson

14 September 1898–April 1982 (Age 83)
Seligman, Barry, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of John Simpson "Simp"

When John Simpson "Simp" Anderson was born on 14 September 1898, in Seligman, Barry, Missouri, United States, his father, John W Anderson, was 34 and his mother, Eliza Ann Edens, was 36. He married Minnie Vashti Vanzandt on 2 July 1921, in Barry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Washburn, Barry, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Ash Township, Barry, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died in April 1982, in Barry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in King Cemetery, Washburn Township, Barry, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Simpson "Simp" Anderson
Minnie Vashti Vanzandt
Marriage: 2 July 1921
Denzil Andrew Anderson
Lamoin Anderson
Charlene Anderson
Jimmy Dale Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1921Barry, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 6
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    Age 22
    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: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. 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 St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Simp Anderson in household of J W Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Simp Anderson in household of John Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Simp Anderson in household of John W Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"

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