Gideon Lafayette Andrus

2 March 1873–10 November 1957 (Age 84)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Gideon Lafayette

When Gideon Lafayette Andrus was born on 2 March 1873, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, James Andrus, was 36 and his mother, Laura Arrilla Altha Gibson, was 35. He married Martha Jane Petty on 25 November 1896, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. 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 84, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 2
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
Age 3
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
Age 23
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 …

Sources (26)

  • G L Andrus in entry for Andrus, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
  • Gideon Andres in household of Harry D Sargent, "United States Census, 1920"
  • G L Andrus, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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