Otto Leonard Anderson

26 July 1894–27 September 1966 (Age 72)
Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Otto Leonard

When Otto Leonard Anderson was born on 26 July 1894, in Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, Axel Lauritz Theodor Anderson, was 39 and his mother, Carolina Bjorkman, was 38. He married Florence Meldrum on 16 June 1920, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Daniel, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1910 and Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 27 September 1966, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otto Leonard Anderson
1894–1966
Florence Meldrum
1896–1973
Marriage: 16 June 1920
Richmond Meldrum Anderson
1921–1994
Helen Jean Anderson
1925–2001
Rex Meldrum Anderson
1926–1986

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1920Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    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.
    1909 · Pioneer Park Opens
    Age 15
    A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Andrew

    Sources (34)

    • Otto Leonard Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Otto Leonard Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Dr. Otto L. Anderson in entry for Richard M. Anderson, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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