Walter L. Anderson

Male21 March 1864–18 February 1870

Brief Life History of Walter L.

When Walter L. Anderson was born on 21 March 1864, in Glover, Orleans, Vermont, United States, his father, John Anderson, was 57 and his mother, Jenette Young Shields, was 43. He died on 18 February 1870, in his hometown, at the age of 5.

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John Anderson
Jenette Young Shields
John Anderson
Agnes Anderson
Isabel Anderson White
Christina Lindsey Anderson
James A Anderson
Robert Anderson
Mary B Anderson
Jenett "Nettie" Anderson
Catherine Anderson
Judith Anderson
Armour John Anderson
Alice E. Anderson
William George Anderson
Walter L. Anderson

Sources (4)

  • Walter L. Anderson, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Walter Anderson, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Walter Anderson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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World Events (3)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1865 · The Thirteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Thirteenth Amendment was created to help abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. It was the first of three Amendments to Reconstruct the country following the Civil War.

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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