Otto Willy Andersen

14 May 1895–11 March 1988 (Age 92)
Århus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Otto Willy

When Otto Willy Andersen was born on 14 May 1895, in Århus, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Andersen, was 36 and his mother, Marie Jensen, was 37. He married Lilly Venema on 28 March 1936, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in 1911 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 11 March 1988, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otto Willy Andersen
Lilly Venema
Marriage: 28 March 1936
Raymond Andersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1936Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    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.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 1
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    Age 25
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Otto Villy Andersen in household of Rasmus Andersen, "Denmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1896"
    • Otto Willy Andersen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Otto W Anderson, "Utah, World War I Army Servicemen Records Abstracts, 1914-1918"

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