Niels James Anderson

20 June 1884–12 June 1958 (Age 73)
Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Niels James

When Niels James Anderson was born on 20 June 1884, in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Niels August Anderson, was 26 and his mother, Jensine Michelsen, was 27. He married Emily Lingard on 15 August 1906, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1934 and lived in Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1911. He died on 12 June 1958, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Niels James Anderson
Emily Lingard
Marriage: 15 August 1906
Doris Virginia Anderson
Wayne Niels Anderson
Douglas Lingard Anderson
Willard James Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 August 1906Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries 1895: Sweet Grass, Montana, United States
    Age 20
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    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

    Last Letter Written by Niels James Anderson

    18 May 1958 Lethbridge, 1009 20th Street South Dear Friends of Barnwell, I am very sorry I can't be with you today. As I am in the Hospital with a struggle to get my health, which is so necessary t …

    Sources (24)

    • Niels James Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Neils J Anderson in entry for Willard James Anderson and Leora Patterson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Niels James Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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