Alexander Anderson

18 June 1887–29 September 1918 (Age 31)
Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Anderson was born on 18 June 1887, in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, George Anderson, was 44 and his mother, Isabella Watson, was 39. He lived in Burch Creek, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 29 September 1918, in Argonne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, at the age of 31, and was buried in Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Anderson
Isabella Watson
Agnes Anderson
Isabella Anderson
Rosaleen Anderson
Peter Anderson
James Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson
George Anderson
John Watson Anderson
Clara Ann Anderson
Alexander Anderson
Joseph Anderson

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World Events (8)

1889 · World Expo at Paris With the Eiffel Tower
Age 2
The Eiffel Tower was built the year before the World Expo. During the World Expo in Paris the Eiffel Tower was revealed to the world. It was also during the expo that the Tower was lit up for the first time.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 3
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 9
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (18)

  • Alexandra W Anderson in household of George Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alexander Anderson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Alexander Anderson, "United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919"

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