Niels William Anderson

Brief Life History of Niels William

When Niels William Anderson was born on 15 November 1858, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Niels Anderson, was 22 and his mother, Ingeborg Paulsen, was 35. He married Mary Emily Luke on 17 August 1882. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 6 July 1944, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Niels William Anderson
Mary Emily Luke
Marriage: 17 August 1882
William Elmer Anderson
Mary Genevieve Anderson
Sheldon Lamar Anderson
Floyd Luke Anderson
Wendella A Anderson
Doris A. Andersen
Delida Anderson
George Anderson

Sources (26)

  • N W Anderson in household of W E Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Niels William Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • N. W. Anderson in entry for William E. Anderson and Amy T. Mercer, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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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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N. W. Anderson, Manti Citizen

ANDERSON, N. W., teacher of Sixth grade in the public schools of Manti City, is a son of Neils and Ingaborg, was born in Ephraim, this county, November 15, 1858. When N. W. was a small boy the family …

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