Elam Henry Anderson

Male10 June 1875–10 May 1955

Brief Life History of Elam Henry

When Elam Henry Anderson was born on 10 June 1875, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, James Anderson, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Matilda Cheney, was 26. He married Caroline Elizabeth Petersen on 11 April 1900, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States for about 5 years and Fairview Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 10 May 1955, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elam Henry Anderson
Caroline Elizabeth Petersen
Marriage: 11 April 1900
Elam de Mar Anderson
Gwendolyn Anderson
Wendell Christian Anderson
Melba Anderson
Zetta Anderson
Donna Maurine Anderson
Fawn Anderson
Fern Anderson

Sources (48)

  • Elam H Anderson in entry for Melba Anderson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Elmer Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E. H. Anderson in entry for Elam De Mar Anderson and Florence Lilliam Kennedy, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1900Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 1

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

    Age 1

    An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 21

    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.

    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

    Life of James Anderson

    By Loren Asceal Anderson In writing the story of my father's life, it is not intended to occupy any center of interest for myself, however, it might be of interest to the reader to know the circumsta …

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