Mary Anderson

10 June 1864–12 July 1948 (Age 84)
Sollerön, Kopparberg, Sweden

The Life of Mary

When Mary Anderson was born on 10 June 1864, in Sollerön, Kopparberg, Sweden, her father, Anders Andersson, was 41 and her mother, Marit Persdotter, was 41. She married John Richard Anderson on 18 November 1885, in Wadena, Wadena, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Wadena Township, Wadena, Minnesota, United States in 1900 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States for about 20 years. She died on 12 July 1948, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Richard Anderson
Mary Anderson
Marriage: 18 November 1885
Richard Edward Anderson
Albert Rutford Anderson
William Russell Anderson
George Willman Anderson
Roy Anderson
Verna Leona Anderson

Spouse and Children

18 November 1885
Wadena, Wadena, Minnesota, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Anders Andersson


    Marit Persdotter




    Anders Andersson



    Jons Andersson


    Anna Andersdotter


    Nils Andersson


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

Age 9

The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Hanson in household of Jens Hanson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary A Hansen in household of Jens O Hansen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marie Aulderson in household of John R Aulderson, "United States Census, 1900"

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