Wayne Niels Anderson

29 June 1910–19 February 1997 (Age 86)
Barnwell, Taber Municipal District, Alberta, Canada

The Life of Wayne Niels

When Wayne Niels Anderson was born on 29 June 1910, in Barnwell, Taber Municipal District, Alberta, Canada, his father, Niels James Anderson, was 26 and his mother, Emily Lingard, was 28. He married Sara Araminta Earl on 16 April 1931, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1937 and lived in Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 19 February 1997, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 86, and was buried in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada.

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Wayne Niels Anderson
Sara Araminta Earl
Marriage: 16 April 1931
Donna Colleen Anderson
Philip Wayne Anderson
Randall Blake Anderson

Spouse and Children

16 April 1931
Cardston, Alberta, Canada


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1911 · County-Busting

Age 1

In an event called the county-busting craze that took place from 1911-1925, twenty-five new counties were made in Montana
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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.
1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins

Age 23

Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.

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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Personal History by Wayne N. Anderson 1980

This is his story as told by himself. I typed it many years ago. Wayne Anderson Life001.pdf. The pdf didn't come over but his story is in full under his name. I am trying to get it to come up un …

Sources (3)

  • Wayne Niels Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Wayne Niels Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Wayne Neils Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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