Swain Anderson

8 June 1848–11 November 1933 (Age 85)
Genarp, Bara, Bara, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Swain

When Swain Anderson was born on 8 June 1848, in Genarp, Bara, Bara, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Anders Andersson, was 25 and his mother, Ana Christina Olsdotter, was 26. He married Mary Katherine Christensen on 8 December 1873, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1859 and lived in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 11 November 1933, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Orangeville, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Swain Anderson
Sabina Augusta Oliphant
Marriage: 17 March 1897
Ivy Anderson
Nello Anderson
Lois Sabina Anderson
Mabel L Anderson
Kathryn Anderson
Cecil Le Grande Anderson
Oliphant Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1897Emery, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 24
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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

    A Brief Sketch of Historical Events (in rhyme) by Joseph Anderson

    A BRIEF SKETCH OF HISTORICAL EVENTS (in rhyme) OF MY FATHER AND MOTHER Written by : Joseph Anderson; their youngest son February 20, 1938 My parents heard the gospel, f …

    Sources (50)

    • Swain Anderson in entry for Unknown, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Swain Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Swain in entry for Cecil Legrand Anderson and Ruth Stevenson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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