Thelma Marthena Anderson

31 October 1911–24 October 2003 (Age 91)
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Thelma Marthena

When Thelma Marthena Anderson was born on 31 October 1911, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, her father, Percy Christian Anderson, was 30 and her mother, Marthena Rasmussen, was 30. She married Arley Levern Sorensen on 24 December 1930, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died on 24 October 2003, at the age of 91, and was buried in Centerfield Cemetery, Centerfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arley Levern Sorensen
Thelma Marthena Anderson
Marriage: 24 December 1930
Shirley Sorensen
Janice Sorensen
Karen Sorensen

Spouse and Children

24 December 1930
Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1923 · The Manti Cheesery

Age 12

The Manti Cheesery was the first business in Sanpete county to bring milk, cheese, and butter to different towns in the surrounding area. It was originally made by the Manti Commercial Club and was set up mainly as a co-op so no one person could gain control of the company.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. 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 St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thelma Martine Anderson Sorensen in household of Arlen Lavern Sorensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Thelma Martina Anderson Sorensen in household of Arley Lavern Sorensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Thelma Andersen in household of Percy Christian Andersen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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