Carl Anderson

Brief Life History of Carl

When Carl Anderson was born on 9 July 1856, in Kristiania, Norway, his father, Christian Anderson, was 23 and his mother, Petronelle Nielsdatter, was 29. He married Gunda Johanna Evensen on 29 May 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Oslo, Norway in 1856. He died on 30 October 1897, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Carl Anderson
Gunda Johanna Evensen
Marriage: 29 May 1879
Arthur Carl Anderson
Emmaline Honora Anderson
Lillian Gunhilda Anderson
Pearl Lovinia Anderson
Florence Myrtle Anderson
Clarence Wilford Anderson

Sources (29)

  • Carl Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Carl, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Karl, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (8)

1857 · Theodor Kittelsen

Birth year of Theodor Kittelsen. One of the most popular artists in Norway. He became famous for his nature paintings, as well as his illustrations of fairy tales and legends, especially of trolls.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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I Hemolele Chapel

Carl Anderson helped lay the foundation of the first LDS meeting house, I-Hemolele Chapel, in Laie, Hawaii in 1882. The meeting house was moved on logs in 1914 in order to build the Laie Temple on th …

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