Alfred Franklin Anderson

August 1892–1953 (Age 60)
Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alfred Franklin

When Alfred Franklin Anderson was born in August 1892, in Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Anderson, was 27 and his mother, Jane Ayers, was 25. He married Ida May Soderlund about 1916. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Throop, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died in 1953, in Saint Paul, Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Saint Paul, Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Franklin Anderson
Ida May Soderlund
Marriage: about 1916
Alfred Anderson
Edward Anderson
Mildred Anderson
Thelma Nadine Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson

Spouse and Children

about 1916


    Alfred Anderson


    Edward Anderson


    Mildred Anderson


    Thelma Nadine Anderson



Parents and Siblings



    Jane Ayers




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Andrew's son

Sources (3)

  • Alfred E Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alfred Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alfred Franklin Anderson in entry for Alfred Franklin Anderson and Wavie Alice Bodes, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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