Erastus Willard Anderson

13 May 1859–29 August 1929 (Age 70)
Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Erastus Willard

When Erastus Willard Anderson was born on 13 May 1859, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, his father, Anders Andersson, was 36 and his mother, Ana Christina Olsdotter, was 37. He married Annie Christena Hansen Bogh on 2 September 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 29 August 1929, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Erastus Willard Anderson
Annie Christena Hansen Bogh
Marriage: 2 September 1879
Anna Christena Anderson
Ida Agnes Anderson
Nellie May Anderson
Minnie Lauretta Anderson
Catherine Anderson
Erastus Wilford Anderson
Aneita Ann Anderson
Arthur Stewart Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1879Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 8
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 22
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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

    A Brief Sketch of Historical Events (in rhyme) by Joseph Anderson

    A BRIEF SKETCH OF HISTORICAL EVENTS (in rhyme) OF MY FATHER AND MOTHER Written by : Joseph Anderson; their youngest son February 20, 1938 My parents heard the gospel, f …

    Sources (23)

    • Erastus Wilford Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Erastus Anderson in entry for Arthur Stewart Anderson and Vera Christensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Erastus W Anderson in entry for Ida Agnes Anderson Andersen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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