Willard Richards Anderson

Male27 June 1855–26 September 1918

Brief Life History of Willard Richards

When Willard Richards Anderson was born on 27 June 1855, in Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Anders Jensen Anderson, was 42 and his mother, Mariane Nielsdatter, was 40. He married Rachel Richey on 21 December 1883, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Overton, Humboldt, Nevada, United States in 1870. He died on 26 September 1918, in Brooklyn, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Richards Anderson
Rachel Richey
Marriage: 21 December 1883
Willard Robert Anderson
Don Carlos Anderson
Hildred Andersen
Valerie Ann Anderson
Andrew Richey Andersen
Afton Frank Anderson
Luie Rachel Anderson

Sources (34)

  • Richard Anderson in entry for Luie Rachel Anderson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Richd Jansen in household of Jansen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Anderson in entry for Afton F Anderson and Kathrene Winn, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1883Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

    Age 4

    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries: 1863: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1865: Sevier, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sevier, Utah, United States

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 17

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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

    1859: Robert F. Neslen Co. Anders Jensen, wife Mariane Nielsdatter and children in this company

    Transcript for Pedersen, Lars Christian, Autobiographical sketch [ca. 1919], 3-4: On Monday the 6th of June a portion of our company was organized on the campground a little south of the City, into a …

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