John Anderson

29 January 1861–11 September 1932 (Age 71)
Ål, Dalarna, Sweden

The Life Summary of John

When John Anderson was born on 29 January 1861, in Ål, Dalarna, Sweden, his father, Jan Anderson, was 32 and his mother, Anna Olofsdotter, was 36. He married Agnes about 1881, in Dalarna, Sweden. He lived in Ål, Kopparberg, Sweden for about 10 years. He died on 11 September 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson
Anna Justina Johnson
Marriage: 13 May 1908
Jennie Caroline Carlgren

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 May 1908Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency
    Age 12
    The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 20
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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

    My Father, Peter Anderson by Vivian Marguerette Anderson

    My father, Peter Anderson, was the son of Johan Anderson and Anna Olsson. There were six children in this family but only three lived to manhood, John Anderson, Andrew Johansson, and Peter Anderson. …

    Sources (30)

    • John Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • John Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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