Franklin Matthias Anderson

Brief Life History of Franklin Matthias

When Franklin Matthias Anderson was born on 30 March 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, James Anderson, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Mary Cowley, was 34. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 27 December 1891, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Franklin Matthias Anderson
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Sources (15)

  • Franklin M Anderson in household of James Anderson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franklin M Anderson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Franklin M Anderson, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

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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Memoranda for Selina Mousley, and brothers and sisters of Franklin M. Anderson

Memoranda for Sister Selina Mousely, at whose request the sealing was done, with the full approval of the brothers and sisters of Franklin M. Anderson. Franklin Matthias Anderson received the ordina …

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