Thomas Anderson

Brief Life History of Thomas

Thomas Anderson was born about 1828, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Eleanor Straughan about 1850, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Colborne Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and East Wawanosh Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 1 May 1908, in Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Anderson
1828–1908
Eleanor Straughan
1831–1909
Marriage: about 1850
Jannett Anderson
1852–1932
Simon Anderson
1853–1896
George Anderson
1855–1934
Thomas Anderson
1858–1934
Ellena Anna Anderson
1861–1930
David N Anderson
1865–1886
William Anderson
1867–

Sources (13)

  • Thomas Anderson, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Thos. Anderson, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Thomas Anderson in entry for Thomas Anderson, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

World Events (8)

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

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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