James Erastus Anderson

Brief Life History of James Erastus

When James Erastus Anderson was born on 26 June 1872, in Pintura, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Peter Anderson, was 32 and his mother, Ane Jorgine Rasmussen, was 25. He married Rebecca Jane Ford on 16 December 1902. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to World in 1900 and lived in Ada, Idaho, United States in 1935 and Cedar City Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 24 April 1955, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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James Erastus Anderson
Rebecca Jane Ford
Marriage: 16 December 1902
Ethel Anderson

Sources (28)

  • James E Anderson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • James E Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • James Erastus Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Idaho is the 43rd state.

1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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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