Robert Nephi Anderson

Brief Life History of Robert Nephi

When Robert Nephi Anderson was born on 12 December 1901, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Nephi Anderson, was 29 and his mother, Frances Vilate Johnson, was 25. He married Eleanor Kelly on 3 September 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in District of Columbia, United States in 1935 and Arlington, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 23 April 1992, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Nephi Anderson
1901–1992
Eleanor Kelly
1909–1994
Marriage: 3 September 1931

Sources (18)

  • Robert Anderson in household of Nephi Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • , "Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941"
  • Robert Nephi Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

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

1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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