Vera Juanita Pierce

Female7 May 1893–25 December 1972

Brief Life History of Vera Juanita

When Vera Juanita Pierce was born on 7 May 1893, in Colonia Díaz, Ascensión, Chihuahua, Mexico, her father, Isaac Washington Pierce II, was 53 and her mother, Caroline Done, was 27. She married Ami Lorenzo Anderson on 28 August 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in United States for about 5 years and World for about 10 years. She died on 25 December 1972, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ami Lorenzo Anderson
Vera Juanita Pierce
Marriage: 28 August 1912
Vera Anderson
Marguerite Anderson
Rinda Anderson
Ami Lorenzo Anderson Jr
Clyde Lee Anderson
Robert Pierce Anderson

Sources (39)

  • Vera Pierce in entry for Clyde Lee Anderson, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Vera Pierce Anderson in household of Ami Lorenzo Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Vera Pierce in entry for Harold Lutz Lenroot and Vera Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1912Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

    Age 1

    The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    1896 · The Yaqui Uprising

    Age 3

    The Yaqui Uprising was a conflict that was fought between the residents of Sonora and Arizona over several days. It started as an agreement of the Native Americans, in the state of Sonora, and Lauro Aguirre to start by capturing the customs house in Nogales. This confrontation was one of the last battles during the American Indian Wars. Several people were killed and wounded but was a win in the Revolution of Mexico.


    Age 21

    United States troops land at Veracruz. Huerta defeated and forced into exile.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers, Peres, Peris, an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per, the French form of Peter . Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire, while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.

    Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

    History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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