Sterling Henry Anderson , Jr.

24 August 1911–11 November 2009 (Age 98)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Sterling Henry

When Sterling Henry Anderson , Jr. was born on 24 August 1911, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, Sterling Henry Anderson , Sr, was 34 and his mother, Florence Stern, was 19. He married Elsie Margaret Yoest on 14 November 1934, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States in 1930. He died on 11 November 2009, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Sterling Henry Anderson , Jr.
Elsie Margaret Yoest
Marriage: 14 November 1934
Joan Anderson - Weierman
Arlene Florence Anderson

Spouse and Children

14 November 1934
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


    Joan Anderson - Weierman


    Arlene Florence Anderson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 26

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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)

  • Sterling Anderson in household of Sterling Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sterling H Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sterling A Anderson in household of Louis Knox, "United States Census, 1920"

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