Alfred James Morrison Anderson

26 May 1898–6 September 1964 (Age 66)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alfred James Morrison

When Alfred James Morrison Anderson was born on 26 May 1898, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Anderson, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Morrison, was 37. He married Jane Silver on 23 July 1920, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 September 1964, in Irvington, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Union, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred James Morrison Anderson
Jane Silver
Marriage: 23 July 1920
Alfred James Silver Anderson
Richard Silver Anderson
Alistair Gordon Anderson
Wellington Shepherd Anderson
Hazel Jean Anderson
Irene Anderson

Spouse and Children

23 July 1920
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom



    Richard Silver Anderson


    Alistair Gordon Anderson



    Wellington Shepherd Anderson


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Anderson


    Elizabeth Ann Morrison




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 4

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Age 18

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

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)

  • Alfred James Morrison Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1901 Scotland Census William and Elizabeth Ann (Morrison) Anderson Family
  • Immigration to the United States for Alfred James Morrison Anderson

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