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Lafayette Franklin Anderson
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1898
Park City
Summit County
Utah, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1964
North Dakota, USA

Lafayette Franklin Anderson was the last child of John H. Anderson and Josephine Halseth Anderson. He was born the year of the big Park City fire...1898. His father was a miner who came to Utah from Norway, eventually settling in Park City. His mother, Josephine, also came from Norway a few years later. Lafe grew up in a small miner's house in Park City. He attended public schools in Park City and graduated from Park City High School in 1918. He graduated from Law School at the University of Utah, working in the Park City Mines to pay for his schooling. He read his law books by the light of his miner's lamp, finally graduating from law school in 1928. Shortly after getting his law license, he was elected as Summit County Attorney. In 1930, he married Rhoda Workman, also a Park City girl. Over the next decade, Lafe worked as an attorney and he and Rhoda had five children born in the family home on Woodside Avenue in Park City. During the late 1930's and 1940's, the mines closed Park City became almost a ghost town. Attorneys were not in great demand so the Anderson family was forced to leave their hometown to find work. Lafe obtained work with the government, first at the Air Base in Wendover, Utah and then in various locations, working for the Army Corp of Engineers as an attorney and land appraisor. The family grew to seven children. Lafe Anderson died at work in 1965 and came home to Park City to be buried in his hometown cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Harby Anderson (1849 - 1920)
  Josephine Anderson (1856 - 1935)
 
 Spouse:
  Rhoda Lucille Workman Anderson (1907 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles John Anderson (1879 - 1881)*
  Antone Jerome Anderson (1882 - 1882)*
  George Brennemen Anderson (1883 - 1974)*
  Lina Pearl Anderson (1885 - 1904)*
  Cyrus Reuben Anderson (1887 - 1954)*
  Archie Emanual Anderson (1892 - 1897)*
  Lafayette Franklin Anderson (1898 - 1964)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park City Cemetery
Park City
Summit County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Catherine
Record added: Mar 25, 2004
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Lafayette Franklin Anderson
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Lafayette Franklin Anderson
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Lafayette Franklin Anderson
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