John Leon Anderson

11 July 1910–21 August 2003 (Age 93)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Leon

When John Leon Anderson was born on 11 July 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Levi Anderson, was 25 and his mother, Caroline Walker, was 24. He married Helen Pauline Jacobs on 1 June 1934, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1950. He died on 21 August 2003, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Leon Anderson
1910–2003
Helen Pauline Jacobs
1912–1994
Marriage: 1 June 1934
Richard Jacobs Anderson
1935–2016
John Leon Anderson Jr
1948–2014

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1934Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1911 · The Salt Lake Airport
    Age 1
    The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 2
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 25
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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

    Up door!

    Grandpa was magic! When I would visit Grandma and Grandpa's house Grandpa would often have the grandkids say, "Up door!" and the garage door would magically open. I was enchanted by this for years un …

    Sources (19)

    • John Leon Anderson in household of John Levi Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Leon Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Leon Anderson, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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