Josephine Anderson

about 1871–7 February 1953 (Age 82)

The Life of Josephine

Josephine Anderson was born about 1871, in Norway. She married John Anderson in 1888, in North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in School District 1 Glasgow, Valley, Montana, United States in 1910 and Vandalia, Valley, Montana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 February 1953, in Montana, United States, at the age of 82.

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John Anderson
Josephine Anderson
Marriage: 1888
Clara G. Anderson
Emma Matilda Anderson

Spouse and Children

North Dakota, United States


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1875 · 1875 Norwegian Census

Age 4

Lists all family members living at each residence, including year & place of birth, position in the family, marital status etc.
1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 22

Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Josephine Betz in household of John Betz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine Anderson in household of John Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine Betz in household of Clara Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

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