Willard Oscar Andrus

Male26 April 1895–2 May 1974

Brief Life History of Willard Oscar

When Willard Oscar Andrus was born on 26 April 1895, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Milo Andrus Jr, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Boyes, was 43. He married Gwendolyn Williams on 13 December 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 2 May 1974, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Oscar Andrus
Gwendolyn Williams
Marriage: 13 December 1918
Maxine Andrus
Wanda Andrus
Willard Garth Andrus
Lucy Andrus
Willard Garth Andrus
LaVon Andrus
Gwendolyn Andrus
Marlin W Andrus
Wanda Andrus
Maurine Andrus

Sources (44)

  • Willard O Andrus in household of Milo Andrus, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Willard O. Andrus, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Willard O. Andrus, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1918Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1911 · The Murray Library

    Age 16

    The Murray Library was founded on January 6, 1911. The Murray Library was one of twenty-three libraries in Utah built with money donated by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 21

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Andrews .

    History: William Andrus came to Boston in 1635 and moved to New Haven in 1639, where he died in 1676.

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Whistle

    When my brother Greg and I were quite young, Grandpa Andrus worked for the Road Commission and he had a truck. We liked to climb on his truck and jump from the top of the cab onto the grass. Grandpa …

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