Mary Jane Anderson

1 April 1884–20 July 1979 (Age 95)
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Anderson was born on 1 April 1884, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Jens James Anderson, was 48 and her mother, Jensene Hansen, was 23. She married Ernest Leith Christean on 14 May 1905, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 20 July 1979, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Leith Christean
Mary Jane Anderson
Marriage: 14 May 1905
Harold Leith Christean
Arthur Grant Christean Sr

Spouse and Children

14 May 1905
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 12

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 25

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jennie Christian in household of Earnest Christian, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jane Anderson in household of Cenia Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie Anderson in household of Sene Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"

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