Willard James Anderson

5 April 1919–22 October 2006 (Age 87)
Taber, Alberta, Canada

The Life Summary of Willard James

When Willard James Anderson was born on 5 April 1919, in Taber, Alberta, Canada, his father, Niels James Anderson, was 34 and his mother, Emily Lingard, was 36. He married Leora Lou Patterson on 12 June 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 22 October 2006, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

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Willard James Anderson
Leora Lou Patterson
Marriage: 12 June 1940
Betty Lou Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1940Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (1)

    Age 63
    Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

    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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    Sources (23)

    • Willard James Anderson, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960”
    • Willard James Anderson, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Willard James Anderson, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960”

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