Lelia Mae Anderson

Brief Life History of Lelia Mae

When Lelia Mae Anderson was born on 7 November 1923, in Titusville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alfred Magnus Anderson, was 33 and her mother, Florence Elizabeth Linn, was 28. She died in 1998, in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Magnus Anderson
1890–1939
Florence Elizabeth Linn
1895–1962
Alfred Magnus Anderson Jr.
1916–2007
Ruth Leigh Anderson
1919–
Lelia Mae Anderson
1923–1998
Hugh Linn Anderson
1932–2007

Sources (1)

  • Lelia Anderson in household of Alfred Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1929

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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