James Anderson

14 February 1833–25 December 1899 (Age 66)
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Anderson was born on 14 February 1833, in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Anderson, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Gourley, was 31. He married Catherine Mary Cowley on 4 April 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1899. He died on 25 December 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Anderson
Catherine Mary Cowley
Marriage: 4 April 1856
James Henry Anderson
William Nephi Anderson
Mary Ellen Anderson
Margaret Ann Anderson
Catherine Victoria Anderson
Franklin Matthias Anderson
Joseph Alexander Anderson
Heber Cowley Anderson
George Quayle Anderson
Elizabeth Jane Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 9
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 21
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

    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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    Sources (54)

    • James Anderson in household of William Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Anderson in entry for Joseph A. Anderson and Epsie Elsberry, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Anderson in entry for George Q Anderson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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