Elwin Harry Anderson

Brief Life History of Elwin Harry

When Elwin Harry Anderson was born on 28 November 1914, in Egin, Fremont, Idaho, United States, his father, Harry Emanuel Anderson, was 27 and his mother, Ethel Georgeanna Davis, was 26. He married Fern Lucille Romriell on 18 July 1947, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. He immigrated to World in 1943 and lived in Alameda, Bannock, Idaho, United States for about 20 years and World for about 10 years. He died on 3 August 2009, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Elwin Harry Anderson
Fern Lucille Romriell
Marriage: 18 July 1947

Sources (44)

  • Elwin Harry Anderson in household of Harry Emanuel Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Elwin H. Anderson, "Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961"
  • Elwin Harry Anderson, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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.

1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

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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BIOGRAPHY Elwin Harry Anderson , 94 , a long time resident of Pocatello, passed away Monday August 3, 2009. He was born on Nov. 28, 1914, in a one-room log house to Harry and Ethel Davis Anderson in E …

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