James Cleon Anderson

Brief Life History of James Cleon

When James Cleon Anderson was born on 8 March 1893, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, James Anderson Jr, was 26 and his mother, Ada Adelia Sanderson, was 24. He married Selma Jensen on 22 December 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Indianola, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 29 June 1989, in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Fairview Pioneer Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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James Cleon Anderson
Selma Jensen
Marriage: 22 December 1915
Ruth Anderson
Cleo La Rue Anderson
Blake Jensen Anderson
Doyle Merrill Anderson
James Allen Anderson
Sherrill Edren Anderson
Afton Rayola Anderson
Gary Dean Anderson
Ada Lora Anderson

Sources (58)

  • J Cleon Anderson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Cleon Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • James Cleon Anderson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.


Historical Boundaries 1905: Uintah, Utah, United States 1917: Duchesne, Utah, United States

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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James Cleon Anderson history and tributes

JAMES CLEON ANDERSON Introduction (by Rian B. Anderson ) As a boy growing up, and being in Grandpa’s house quite often, I don’t remember him ever writing much – notations in Priesthood manuals …

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