John Forbes Anderson Jr

27 June 1885–26 June 1961 (Age 75)
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Forbes

When John Forbes Anderson Jr was born on 27 June 1885, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Forbes Anderson Sr, was 22 and his mother, Mary Ann Ross, was 22. He married Sarah Elizabeth Tracy on 3 June 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and United States for about 5 years. He died on 26 June 1961, in Calgary, Calgary Metropolitan Region, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 75, and was buried in Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Forbes Anderson Jr
Sarah Elizabeth Tracy
Marriage: 3 June 1910
John Ross Anderson
Mary Catharine Anderson
Duncan Tracy Anderson
Bruce Holmes Anderson
Glen Forbes Anderson
Kenneth Howard Anderson
Jacqualine Genell Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1910Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +2 More Children

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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 11
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 21
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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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    Sources (65)

    • John Forbes Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • John F Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Forbes Anderson in entry for Sarah Elizabeth Tracy Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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