George Alton Anderson

8 January 1905–2 April 1986 (Age 81)
Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of George Alton

When George Alton Anderson was born on 8 January 1905, in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States, his father, Olaf Shenstrom Anderson, was 46 and his mother, Marian Bell, was 40. He married Ethelynne Ashton on 29 May 1939, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. He died on 2 April 1986, in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Alton Anderson
Ethelynne Ashton
Marriage: 29 May 1939

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1939Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 1
    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.
    1906 · Licencing Butchers
    Age 1
    A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
    Age 22
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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    Story Highlight

    ANDERSON, Alton - left for mission

    Alton left on his mission for Canada on 26 August 1927

    Sources (35)

    • George Alton Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • George Alton Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • George Alton Anderson, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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