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Barbara Katharine Gallatin Anderson
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Birth: May 13, 1921
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 2008
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

In 1944, Barbara Katharine Gallatin married Benjamin John Asaro, in San Francisco, California. In 1950, Andrea Gallatin Asaro was born to this union. Following her divorce, Barbara then married Robert T Anderson, also in San Francisco, California. Two children were born to this union, Robin Anderson in 1957, and Scott Thomas Anderson in 1960. In June 1973, Barbara divorced Robert.

Barbara G. Anderson, who began teaching anthropology at California State University, East Bay on a part-time basis in 1964 and five years later became a fulltime professor, died on March 29, according to her son, Dr. Scott Anderson, a clinical associate professor at UC San Francisco. Barbara Anderson was 86 and had been battling Alzheimer's disease.
She was a member of the faculty through 1977, although she had been on leave from CSUEB periodically starting in 1974, when she began teaching at Southern Methodist University in Texas.
Born in the North Beach section of San Francisco, Anderson was the daughter of an Irish American former boxer and Italian American homemaker. She was a childhood acquaintance of Joe DiMaggio, the future baseball great, and Joseph Alioto, who would become mayor of San Francisco.
She earned her doctorate from the University of Paris in 1958 and her bachelor's degree from San Francisco College for Women in 1942.
Her research interests took her to France, Denmark, Thailand, Bali, the Philippines, India, Morocco, Japan, Corsica, China and Russia. She wrote and collaborated on several books related to anthropology, including the textbook "Medical Anthropology" with George Foster.
Although she became an emerita professor in 1991, Anderson continued to write and teach at SMU, completing two retrospective books on life as an anthropologist. Those works are "First Fieldwork" and "Around the World in Thirty Years: Life as a Cultural Anthropologist."
Anderson is survived by three children and five grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Franklin Gallatin (1887 - 1970)
  Angelina Agnes Zerga Gallatin (1884 - 1944)
 
 Sibling:
  Barbara Katharine Gallatin Anderson (1921 - 2008)
  Patricia Jane Gallatin Golladay (1923 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Saint Robert Bellarmine (ROB) Section, Row 10, Grave 86
 
Created by: Walter D Golladay
Record added: Jan 21, 2014
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Barbara Katharine <i>Gallatin</i> Anderson
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Barbara Katharine <i>Gallatin</i> Anderson
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