Claus Samuel Anderson

Brief Life History of Claus Samuel

When Claus Samuel Anderson was born on 20 September 1877, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Niklas Persson "Claus" Andersson, was 23 and his mother, Ellen Caravan House, was 21. He married Gertrude Eliza Libby on 19 December 1901. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Blackfoot Election Precinct 4, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1950. He died on 11 April 1964, in Riverside, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Thomas, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claus Samuel Anderson
Gertrude Eliza Libby
Marriage: 19 December 1901
Flora Gertrude Anderson
Claus Albert Anderson
Ellen Verona Anderson
Norma Mary Anderson
Kenneth Joseph Anderson
Melba Nellie Anderson
June Anita Anderson
Velma Norita Anderson

Sources (85)

  • Claus Anderson in household of Claus Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Claus S. Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Claus Samuel Anderson, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1879: Alturas, Idaho Territory, United States 1889: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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