William Allen Anderson

16 July 1847–2 February 1910 (Age 62)
Pike, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William Allen

When William Allen Anderson was born on 16 July 1847, in Pike, Indiana, United States, his father, John Anderson, was 25 and his mother, Susannah Dossett, was 17. He married Jane E Coleman in 1876, in Pike, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Clay Township, Pike, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 February 1910, in Hazleton, White River Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Union, Clay Township, Pike, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Allen Anderson
Jane E Coleman
Marriage: 1876
Dora Ellen Anderson
Charles Elmer Anderson
Edith Anderson
George D Anderson
Lillian Myrtle Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1876Pike, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Gibson, Indiana, United States
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • William Anderson in household of John Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • A W Anderson in entry for Ralph H Daugherty, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Wm A Anderson in household of John Anderson, "United States Census, 1860"

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