Wilford Ephriam Anderson

Male6 August 1872–20 April 1954

Brief Life History of Wilford Ephriam

When Wilford Ephriam Anderson was born on 6 August 1872, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Andrew Arne Anderson, was 36 and his mother, Johanna Hogensen Andersdotter, was 30. He married Martha Dille on 9 October 1896. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 1, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 20 April 1954, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Ephriam Anderson
Martha Dille
Marriage: 9 October 1896
Andrew Newel Anderson
Viola Ann Anderson
Lola Fern Anderson
Nelda Grace Anderson
Wilford Merlin Anderson
George Arvis Anderson

Sources (34)

  • Wilfred E Anderson in entry for Anderson, "Oregon, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records, 1903-1918"
  • Wilford Ephriam Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Wilford E. Anderson in entry for George A. Anderson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1896
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries 1888: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Fremont, Idaho, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 24

    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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    Story Highlight

    Andrew Andersen, from Nancy Ashcroft, sources cited, Horace Ralph was a main source

    BIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW ANDERSEN (MONSEN) 1836-1915   Early Childhood History In the beautiful green countryside on the Odegaarden farm in Onsøy Parish of Østfold, Norway, Andrew Monsen was born 22 Janua …

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