Ralph Henry Andrus

Brief Life History of Ralph Henry

When Ralph Henry Andrus was born on 6 January 1886, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Alma Andrus, was 28 and his mother, Serena Gardner, was 25. He married Susanna Burch on 29 August 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Spanish Fork Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 14 August 1956, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Henry Andrus
1886–1956
Susanna Burch
1886–1984
Marriage: 29 August 1912
Alma Andrus
1918–1991
Ralph Henry Andrus Jr
1921–2017
Paul Burch Andrus
1925–2002

Sources (37)

  • Ralph Henry Andrus, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ralph H. Andrus, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Ralph Henry Andrus, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1896 · Utah Becomes a State

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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.

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

Beth Hood & George Burch in Home of Ralph & Susa Andrus

The following information was provided by Beth Hood's 1st Cousin Ralph Henry Andrus Jr. (My Father). Beth's mother Eliza Burch (KWZD-W3Z) died when Beth was six months old. She was placed in the home …

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