David Patterson Anderson

18 June 1838–1 January 1914 (Age 75)
Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David Patterson

When David Patterson Anderson was born on 18 June 1838, in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Anderson, was 33 and his mother, Jane Russell, was 31. He married Annie Sophia Smith on 4 October 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons. He lived in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 January 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Patterson Anderson
Annie Sophia Smith
Marriage: 4 October 1861
William Russel Anderson
David Smith Anderson
Robert Russell Anderson
John Clarence Anderson
Ernest Eugene Anderson
Edgar Victor Anderson
Roy Percy Anderson
Frank Milford Anderson
Arthur Douglas Anderson
Roscoe Stanley Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 19
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    David Patterson Anderson's Story by Reg Anderson

    David Patterson Anderson was my paternal Great Grandfather. Some of the information that I know about him comes from stories that my father (Reginald Simpson Anderson) remembered about his grandfather …

    Sources (58)

    • David P. Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • David P Anderson in entry for Roscoe S Anderson and Ethel Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • David P. Anderson in entry for Annie Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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