Howard Palmer Anderson

Brief Life History of Howard Palmer

When Howard Palmer Anderson was born on 25 May 1915, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, his father, Howard Putman Anderson, was 21 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Palmer, was 17. He married Mildred Graham Webb on 28 February 1941, in Blacksburg, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. He lived in Birch Creek, Halifax, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Banister, Halifax, Virginia, United States for about 1 years. He died on 1 November 2000, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Crystal Hill, Halifax, Virginia, United States.

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Howard Palmer Anderson
Mildred Graham Webb
Marriage: 28 February 1941

Sources (18)

  • Howard P Anderson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Howard Palmer Anderson, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Howard Palmer Anderson, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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