Elmo James Anderson

3 April 1918–2 July 2007 (Age 89)
Cowley, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Elmo James

When Elmo James Anderson was born on 3 April 1918, in Cowley, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, his father, James Ira Anderson, was 30 and his mother, Winnie May Allen, was 22. He married Arlene Margaret Willden on 9 June 1941, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States in 2005. He died on 2 July 2007, in San Clemente, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Elmo James Anderson
Arlene Margaret Willden
Marriage: 9 June 1941
David Warren Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1941Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
    Age 2
    Women got to vote first time in the state of Wyoming.
    1942 · The Japanese American internment
    Age 24
    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    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

    Elmo James Anderson Eulogy by Janice Gridley Anderson

    Elmo James Anderson was born, April 3, 1918 in Cowley, Wyoming of James Ira Anderson, and Winnie Mae Allen Anderson. Elmo was the first of three children, and the only son. He had two sisters, Iona, …

    Sources (26)

    • Elmo James Anderson in household of James Ira Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James Elmo Anderson, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
    • Elmo James Anderson, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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