William Reynolds Andrus

6 April 1889–24 March 1933 (Age 43)
Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William Reynolds

When William Reynolds Andrus was born on 6 April 1889, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Millard Andrus, was 32 and his mother, Minerva Deseret Terry, was 30. He married Leah Alta Fitzgerald on 1 May 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. In 1930, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as farming in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 24 March 1933, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Reynolds Andrus
Leah Alta Fitzgerald
Marriage: 1 May 1912
Melba Andrus
William Gerald Andrus
Julia Alta Andrus
Merlen Irving Andrus

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1912Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    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
    Age 7
    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.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 12
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    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

    William Reynolds Andrus Find A Grave Memorial# 9541919

    William Reynolds Andrus Birth: Apr. 6, 1889 Death: Mar. 24, 1933 Inscription on the headstone reads: Father. Grave adjacent to L. Alta Fitzgerald Andrus (1888-1981). Family links: Spouse: L …

    Sources (33)

    • William R Andrus in entry for Andrus, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • William Reynolds Andrus, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • William Reynolds in entry for Owen Roberts Nelson and Melba Andrus, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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