William Law Anderson

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William Law Anderson

North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland
Death 25 Oct 1910 (aged 31)
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 19133666 · View Source
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Professional Golfer. He holds the all time record for winning the U.S. Open Golf Championship in three consecutive years. He sailed for America at the age of 16 aboard the S.S. Pomeranian from Glasgow, Scotland arriving at Ellis Island in March of 1896. He is the first golfer to win four U.S. Opens, with victories in 1901, 1903, 1904 and 1905. He is still the only man to win three consecutive U.S. Opens. He is an original member of the PGA Hall of Fame and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.

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Gravesite Details Erected by the Eastern Professional Golfers Association. Anderson died of arteriosclerosis at his home in Chestnut Hill near Philadelphia, aged 31 years.



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Law Anderson (21 Oct 1879–25 Oct 1910), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19133666, citing Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .