Mary Adele Anderson

9 December 1914–9 March 2010 (Age 95)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Adele

When Mary Adele Anderson was born on 9 December 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Joseph Milton Anderson, was 23 and her mother, Carolina Maria Jaderholm, was 23. She married Charles Albert Pfaff on 21 May 1940. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Beaverton, Washington, Oregon, United States in 2014 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 2014. She died on 9 March 2010, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 95.

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Charles Albert Pfaff
Mary Adele Anderson
Marriage: 21 May 1940
Charles Henry Pfaff
Carolyn Pfaff
Carolyn Pfaff
Tom Pfaff
Christine Pfaff

Spouse and Children

21 May 1940


    Charles Henry Pfaff


    Carolyn Pfaff


    Carolyn Pfaff


    Tom Pfaff


    Christine Pfaff


Parents and Siblings




    Bonita Anderson


    Theodore Howard Anderson


    Mary Jane Anderson


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 2

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. 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 St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Adele Anderson in household of Joseph Milton Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary A Anderson in household of J Milton Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Adele M Anderson in household of J Milton Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"

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