Gideon Lafayette Andrus

Brief Life History of Gideon Lafayette

When Gideon Lafayette Andrus was born on 8 March 1874, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, James Andrus, was 38 and his mother, Laura Arrilla Altha Gibson, was 36. He married Martha Jane Petty on 25 November 1896, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900 and Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 10 November 1957, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Lafayette Andrus
1874–1957
Martha Jane Petty
1876–1957
Marriage: 25 November 1896
Edythe Andrus
1901–1976

Sources (27)

  • Gideon Andres in household of Harry D Sargent, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Gideon Lafayette Andrus - birth: 8 March 1873; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • G L Andrus, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1876 · St. George Tabernacle

In 1876, the St. George Tabernacle was built. It was originally used for hosting church services and court hearings. Now it is used mainly for public events.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Andrews .

History: William Andrus came to Boston in 1635 and moved to New Haven in 1639, where he died in 1676.

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

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Story Highlight

Uncle Gid and his "Nephew" Roman Andrus

My father Roman loved Uncle Gid. We visited with Gid on several occasions, funearals, reunions, vacations; but mostly I know of Gid from the wonderful told stories Dad told of horses and red sand hill …

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