Robert Lawrence Anderson

15 September 1860–11 February 1910 (Age 49)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Lawrence

When Robert Lawrence Anderson was born on 15 September 1860, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Scott Anderson, was 24 and his mother, Mary Bruce, was 23. He married Gertrude Elizabeth Willey on 24 March 1890, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in West Derby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 11 February 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Lawrence Anderson
Gertrude Elizabeth Willey
Marriage: 24 March 1890
Robert Bruce Anderson
Harold Willey Anderson
Kenneth Willey Anderson
Louie May Anderson
Beatrice Anderson
Charles Willey Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1890Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 3
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1878 · Bacup Natural History Society
    Age 18
    The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

    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 (46)

    • R L Anderson in entry for Kenneth, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Robert L Anderson in household of Scott Anderson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Lawrence Anderson in entry for Joseph William Hudson and Beatrice Anderson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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