Robert Russell Anderson

20 January 1848–22 November 1935 (Age 87)
Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life Summary of Robert Russell

When Robert Russell Anderson was born on 20 January 1848, in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, John Anderson, was 42 and his mother, Jane Russell, was 40. He married Elizabeth Holland on 11 April 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 November 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Russell Anderson
Elizabeth Holland
Marriage: 11 April 1868
Edith Victoria Anderson
Blanche Gertrude Anderson
Reginald Wallace Anderson
Nyna Ruby Anderson
Adelaide Constance Anderson
Beatrice Russell Anderson
Gwendolyn Holland Anderson
Bessie Roberta Anderson
Darlene Carfrey Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 6
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 24
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Letter about Willie Robson, age 13, by James Russell Anderson-an uncle

    Pheonix Bond Dunedin April 18/65 My dear Brother Robert It is some time since I wrote you before as the last letter I sent, you never acknowledged, but I was very glad to read your letter to Willie …

    Sources (38)

    • Robert R Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Robt. Anderson in entry for Andrew M. Hanson and Darl Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Robert Russell Anderson in entry for Gwen Holland Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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