Jenness Willard Andersen

Brief Life History of Jenness Willard

When Jenness Willard Andersen was born on 13 September 1901, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Willard Andersen, was 29 and his mother, Carrie Ann Thoresen, was 24. He married Arvilla Waite on 16 November 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. In 1950, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as farmer in Arco, Butte, Idaho, United States. He died on 3 April 1974, in Arco, Blaine, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Moore, Butte, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jenness Willard Andersen
1901–1974
Arvilla Waite
1909–1989
Marriage: 16 November 1927
Jay Alvin Andersen
1928–2019
Larman Dee Andersen
1931–2005
Carl Leroy Andersen
1935–1980

Sources (36)

  • Jenness W Anderson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Willard Anderson, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Jenness Willard Andersen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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Stories told by Carl Andersen

Stories told by Carl LeRoy Andersen as remembered by his son Ryan Andersen: The story of the old German immigrant who lived in the valley. The old immigrant spoke in broken English and seemed to be …

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