Reed Gerald Anderson

2 May 1909–9 July 1973 (Age 64)
Ammon, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Reed Gerald

When Reed Gerald Anderson was born on 2 May 1909, in Ammon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, his father, Thomas Christian Anderson, was 45 and his mother, Mary Annie Tabitha Petersen, was 41. He married Norma Curtis Galbraith on 27 May 1936, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 9 July 1973, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Reed Gerald Anderson
1909–1973
Norma Curtis Galbraith
1912–2003
Marriage: 27 May 1936
Dean Reed Anderson
1937–1955

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1936Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 1
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
    1910 · The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot
    Age 1
    The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot, the Rio Grande Depot, is a former train station on the western edge of downtown Salt Lake City. The depot was constructed by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad to surpass the nearby Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot and was the main jewel of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. The depot included a barber shop, a telegraph office a gift shop, a restaurant, a men's smoking room and a women's lounge. The depot opened Salt Lake City to a new influx of immigrants, and was also a central point in shipping soldiers off to war in both World War I and World War II. The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. After the State of Utah purchased the depot in 1977, the building was converted to house the Utah State Historical Society and its research center, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, as well as the Rio Gallery.
    1927
    Age 18
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Andrew

    Story Highlight

    Historical sketch of Reed Gerald Anderson's life written and read by his niece, Mary Lou Anderson

    An Historical Sketch of the Life of my Uncle, Reed Gerald Anderson by niece Mary Lou Anderson read at Reed's funeral: Reed Gerald Anderson was born May 2, 1909 in Ammon, Idaho to Thomas Christian …

    Sources (39)

    • Reed Gerald Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Reed Gerald Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Reed Gerald Anderson, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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