William Ove Andersen

Brief Life History of William Ove

When William Ove Andersen was born on 5 March 1873, in Parleys Park, Summit, Utah, United States, his father, William Ove Anderson, was 46 and his mother, Else Madsen Ericksen, was 30. He married Amelia Emeline Goodridge on 4 May 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1913. He died on 31 December 1930, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Ove Andersen
Amelia Emeline Goodridge
Marriage: 4 May 1904
Hazel Dean Anderson

Sources (17)

  • William O Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Ove Anderson Jr. - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: William Ove Anderson
  • William O. Anderson Jr., "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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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.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.


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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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