Grant Lester Anderson

6 June 1920–15 July 2006 (Age 86)
Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Grant Lester

When Grant Lester Anderson was born on 6 June 1920, in Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Verl Anderson, was 26 and his mother, Rosa Nellie Rindlisbacher, was 25. He married Glenna Elaine Davies on 3 February 1977, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He lived in World for about 15 years. He died on 15 July 2006, in Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Garland, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Grant Lester Anderson
Glenna Elaine Davies
Marriage: 3 February 1977

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1977Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World
    Age 1
    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.
    1924 · The Egyptian Theater is Constructed
    Age 4
    "After the Arlington Hotel burnt down in 1923, Harman and Louis Peery devised a plan to build a grand theater like the Grand Opera House but with moving pictures. It was constructed after the manner of other famous theaters that were Egyptian-themed. The first feature played there was a silent film titled, ""Wanderer of the Wasteland"" and was accompanied by the famous pipe organ named, ""The Mighty Wurlitzer"". In 1951 the theater was renovated so that more people would be able to enjoy the films shown there. The theater exists today but only as a community theater and performing arts house."
    1950 · Utah's Second Largest City
    Age 30
    Ogden was known as the second largest city in Utah during the 1950s, but for most of the residents it was number one. It was just the right size to keep the privacy of the citizens, but was a robust busy city. It was the fastest growing city in Utah after the end of World War II and the Korean War.

    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

    A glimpse into the Life of Glenna Davies Fowler Anderson- written by herself March 2011

    A Glimpse into the Life of Glenna Anderson "My birth took place January 22, 1928 in Alberta, Canada. I had one sister 2 ½ years older and a brother 11 years younger. We lived on a farm in southern A …

    Sources (35)

    • Grant Lester Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Grant Lester Anderson, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
    • Grant Lester Anderson in household of Verl Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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