John William Anderson

2 May 1877–20 February 1941 (Age 63)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Anderson was born on 2 May 1877, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Johannes Andersson, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann Clark, was 34. He married Janet Hale on 21 October 1903, in Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 2 Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 February 1941, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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John William Anderson
Janet Hale
Marriage: 21 October 1903
Frank William Anderson
Myrtis Anderson
John Ronald Anderson
Wendell Hale Anderson
Deward Clark Anderson
Louie Anderson
Vearis Anderson
Glen Gailey Anderson
Wayne Aroet Anderson

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  • Marriage
    21 October 1903Tooele, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1884 · Fredrika Bremer Association is Founded
    Age 7
    Fredrika Bremer Association was founded in 1884 and is Sweden's oldest women's rights organization.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 19
    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

    Joining the Church in Sweden

    From The Day Book of Johannes Anderson John C. Anderson (When he married Mary Ann Clark he took C. from her maiden name of Clark to avoid confusion with many others of the same name.) “I was born in …

    Sources (77)

    • John W Anderson in entry for Anderson, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John William Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John William in entry for Willis Leslie Orgill and Vearis Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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