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Lafayette Franklin Anderson
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1898
Park City
Summit County
Utah, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1964
Burleigh County
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 immigrated to Utah from Norway in 1868, settling initially in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete Co., Utah, eventually settling in Park City.
His mother, Josephine, also came from Norway in 1873. John Anderson built a small "miner's house" on Grant ave. at the top of what is today called Swede Alley. Lafe grew up in that small miner's house with his parents and two older brothers, George and Cyrus. 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. Family lore repeats that he studied his law books by the light of his miner's lamp, finally graduating from law school in 1928. During these years, he became a fantastic piano player, taking lessons from hometown neighbor, Mathilda Wiest and her daughter, Blanche Fletcher. He was a member of quite a few fraternal organizations and spent many a night playing the piano for the Elks Club parties. Remember this was the "roaring twenties". 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 their first five children, all born in the family home at 1053 Woodside Avenue in Park City. During the late 1930's and 1940's, the mines closed and 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 in Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota; working for the Army Corp of Engineers as an attorney and land appraisor. The family grew to seven children; Lafe Jr., Weston, Pearl Lynette, John Elliott, Josephine, Arlynn, and Dwaine. After leaving Utah, Lafe worked for the government for twenty more years. Lafe Anderson died while on yet another trip to North Dakota in 1964. Lafayette Franklin Anderson came home to Park City to be buried in his hometown cemetery. 
Family links: 
  John Haarby Anderson (1849 - 1920)
  Josephine Gustava Halseth Anderson (1856 - 1935)
  Rhoda Lucille Workman Anderson (1907 - 1994)*
  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
Park City Cemetery
Park City
Summit County
Utah, USA
Created by: Catherine
Record added: Mar 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8557158
Lafayette Franklin Anderson
Added by: Catherine
Lafayette Franklin Anderson
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Lafayette Franklin Anderson
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Thanks for your work as a Colorado miner. Rest in peace
- Cori Hoag
 Added: Sep. 26, 2015

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