Wilson Lem Anderson

19 February 1917–7 November 1989 (Age 72)
Anchorage, Atascosa, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Wilson Lem

When Wilson Lem Anderson was born on 19 February 1917, in Anchorage, Atascosa, Texas, United States, his father, Charles Anderson, was 37 and his mother, Georgia Elizabeth Miller, was 38. He married Alpha Odell Neal on 25 June 1942. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 6, Atascosa, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 7 November 1989, at the age of 72, and was buried in Poteet, Atascosa, Texas, United States.

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Wilson Lem Anderson
Alpha Odell Neal
Marriage: 25 June 1942

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    25 June 1942
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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
    Age 12
    Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 20
    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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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: 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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    Sources (8)

    • Wilson Anderson in household of Charlie Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Lem Anderson in household of Charles Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Wilson L Anderson, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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