August S Anderson

Male18 February 1886–

Brief Life History of August S

When August S Anderson was born on 18 February 1886, in Calhoun, Iowa, United States, his father, Andrew Gustaf Anderson, was 34 and his mother, Betty Swanson, was 33. He married Mary A Williams on 15 September 1918, in Webster, Iowa, United States. He lived in Calhoun Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Center Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1930.

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August S Anderson
1886–
Mary A Williams
1896–1973
Marriage: 15 September 1918

Sources (15)

  • August S Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anderson, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • August S Anderson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1918Webster, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 27

    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

    1917

    Age 31

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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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