Joseph Leroy Anderson

2 March 1893–29 October 1948 (Age 55)
Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Leroy

When Joseph Leroy Anderson was born on 2 March 1893, in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Niels August Anderson, was 35 and his mother, Jensine Michelsen, was 35. He married Annie LaVern Fairbanks on 18 February 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1917. He died on 29 October 1948, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 55, and was buried in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Leroy Anderson
Annie LaVern Fairbanks
Marriage: 18 February 1920
Byron Joseph Anderson
Gordon Fairbanks Anderson
Moselle Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1920Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries 1895: Sweet Grass, Montana, United States
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 15
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Extraordinary Life of Byron J. Anderson

    Minutes of concern, turned to painful hours that bordered on despair for a young mother and father of three children. Beridden days turned to weeks of worsened conditions. Vicious tissue damagin …

    Sources (19)

    • Joseph Leroy Anderson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Joseph Leroy Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Jay Leroy Anderson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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