William Niels Andersen

Brief Life History of William Niels

When William Niels Andersen was born on 17 September 1905, in Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States, his father, Soren August Anderson, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Mathie, was 21. He married Vera Ellen Margaret Scheby on 25 May 1937, in Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. He lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1935 and Pocatello Election Precinct 7, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 1 October 1956, at the age of 51.

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William Niels Andersen
Vera Ellen Margaret Scheby
Marriage: 25 May 1937

Sources (15)

  • Wm N Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Niels Andersen, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • William N Andersen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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