William Crawford Anderson

Brief Life History of William Crawford

When William Crawford Anderson was born on 5 June 1852, in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Anderson, was 47 and his mother, Jane Russell, was 45. He married Mary Ellen Bassett about 1873, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1929. He died on 18 February 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Crawford Anderson
1852–1929
Mary Ellen Bassett
1854–1917
Marriage: about 1873
Roy Bassett Anderson
1874–1955

Sources (22)

  • William Anderson in household of John Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • William Anderson, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • William Crawford Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1863

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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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