Woodrow Wilson Anderson

4 July 1915–12 May 1945 (Age 29)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Woodrow Wilson

When Woodrow Wilson Anderson was born on 4 July 1915, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Peter John Anderson, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Anne Hansen, was 34. He married Edna Burton on 11 February 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 12 May 1945, in Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa-ken, Japan, at the age of 29, and was buried in Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Woodrow Wilson Anderson
Edna Burton
Marriage: 11 February 1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1943Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1917 · The Utah Packing Company becomes largest in the west
    Age 2
    "Organized by a group of men in 1901, the Ogden Packing Company expanded consistently until it encompassed 6 acres for its main facility. It became the largest meat packing plant west of the Missouri River and had a daily capacity of over 3,000 animals. Their slogan in Utah was ""Raise a Pig"" so that local farmers and their sons would help in the business. After World War I most plants were forced to cut back on production because demand was dropping. It did bounce back and is still an important component in Utah's economy."
    1924 · The Egyptian Theater is Constructed
    Age 9
    "After the Arlington Hotel burnt down in 1923, Harman and Louis Peery devised a plan to build a grand theater like the Grand Opera House but with moving pictures. It was constructed after the manner of other famous theaters that were Egyptian-themed. The first feature played there was a silent film titled, ""Wanderer of the Wasteland"" and was accompanied by the famous pipe organ named, ""The Mighty Wurlitzer"". In 1951 the theater was renovated so that more people would be able to enjoy the films shown there. The theater exists today but only as a community theater and performing arts house."

    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

    Jul 1945 Account of Woodrow's Death in Okinawa

    Excerpt of Letter From Lil Anderson Daily to her sister Olive Anderson Gammell Wed Jul 18, 1945 Ogden, Utah Page 3 "Don Neilsen's brother Hal acquired 1st hand information about Jeff on Okinawa. Here …

    Sources (20)

    • Woodrow Wilson Anderson in household of Peter John Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Woodrow W Anderson, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"
    • Woodrow Wilson Anderson in household of Peter John Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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