William Anderson

Male12 May 1818–

Brief Life History of William

William Anderson was born on 12 May 1818, in Missouri, United States. He married #1 Mrs. William (Anderson) about 1841. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Los Angeles Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1870 and Santa Ana, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880. He died in Huntington Beach, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Anderson
1818–
Dorotha A E Howerton
1835–
Marriage: about 1851
Louisa Jane Anderson
1852–1943
Robert Anderson
1854–
William Anderson
1866–
John Anderson
1861–
Elizabeth Anderson
1864–1930
Rosella Ann Anderson
1869–1953
Ellen Frances Anderson
1871–1957
Thomas Anderson
1875–

Sources (9)

  • William Anderson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Anderson - Government record: birth: ;
  • William Anderson in entry for Louisa Jane Mock, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1851Texas, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1848 · The California Gold Rush

    Age 30

    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union

    Age 32

    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

    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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