Emma Anderson

Brief Life History of Emma

When Emma Anderson was born on 9 November 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Gustave Anderson, was 41 and her mother, Maren Haraldsen, was 26. She married Olaf Oscar Liljenquist on 25 December 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States for about 80 years. She died on 2 March 1952, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Olaf Oscar Liljenquist
Emma Anderson
Marriage: 25 December 1878
Oscar Eugene Liljenquist
Charles Orell Liljenquist
Mary Agnes Liljenquist
Hyrum Royal Liljenquist
Clara Margretta Liljenquist
Jennie Christina Liljenquist
Anna Lillian Liljenquist
Emma Melinda Liljenquist
Trilby Winifred Liljenquist
Thelma Liljenquist

Sources (51)

  • Emma A Liljenquist, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Emma Anderson Liljenquist, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Emma Anderson Liljenquist in entry for Roy Liljenquist, "Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001"

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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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Emma Anderson Liljenquist

Emma Liljenquist of Hyrum, Utah, was called by her bishop to study obstetrics and nursing in 1887. Scholar Kate Holbrook described how Liljenquist left her young family and traveled to Sale Lake City …

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