Robert Woodhead Anderson

16 August 1898–31 May 1957 (Age 58)
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert Woodhead

When Robert Woodhead Anderson was born on 16 August 1898, in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Anderson, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Woodhead, was 41. He married Hannah Robertson McCurdy on 22 February 1917, in Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 31 May 1957, in his hometown, at the age of 58.

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Robert Woodhead Anderson
Hannah Robertson McCurdy
Marriage: 22 February 1917
Hannah Robertson McCurdy Anderson
Elizabeth Woodhead Anderson
Margaret Woodhead Anderson
James Robinson Anderson
Jean Robertson McCurdy Anderson
Andrew Woodhead Anderson
Robert Woodhead Anderson

Spouse and Children

22 February 1917
Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 4

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Age 10

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 16

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Woodhead Anderson - Government record: birth: 16 August 1898; Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

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