Otto Alfred Anderson

Male15 April 1860–28 June 1929

Brief Life History of Otto Alfred

When Otto Alfred Anderson was born on 15 April 1860, in Falla, Hannäs, Kalmar, Sweden, his father, Gustaf Anderson, was 45 and his mother, Charlotta Nilsdotter, was 34. He married Eleanor Hacking on 17 April 1885, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Åtvid, Östergötland, Sweden for about 11 years and Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 28 June 1929, in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otto Alfred Anderson
Eleanor Hacking
Marriage: 17 April 1885
Jane Ambrosine Anderson
Florence Lenetha Anderson
Phoebe Ann Anderson
Wallace Anderson
Loran Alfred Anderson
Ila May Anderson
Fay Anderson
Fern Anderson

Sources (27)

  • Alfred Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alfred Anderson in entry for Clarence William Ault and Ila May Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Alfred Anderson in entry for Wallace Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1885Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

    Age 13

    The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 21

    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.

    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

    8.17.1900 letter by Alfred Anderson from mission field

    Trollhuättan Swiden Aug 17 1900 Mrs. Eleanor Anderson; Dear wife and children; I will write you a few lines this morning in answer to yours of July 27th which I received wednesday I was glad to heare …

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