John Blaine Anderson

19 January 1922–16 April 1988 (Age 66)
Trenton, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of John Blaine

When John Blaine Anderson was born on 19 January 1922, in Trenton, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Leslie Howard Andersen, was 23 and his mother, Theo Ellen Stocking, was 27. He married Paula Alice Grace Little on 14 November 1944, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. He lived in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 16 April 1988, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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John Blaine Anderson
Paula Alice Grace Little
Marriage: 14 November 1944

Spouse and Children

14 November 1944
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Maurice Anderson




    Madge Anderson


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Blaine Anderson in household of L H Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blaine J Anderson in household of Leslie H Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J Blaine Anderson in entry for Paula Alice Grace Little Anderson, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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