John Christian Anderson

John Christian Anderson

Birth
Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Death 15 Jun 1947 (aged 86)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Block 10, Lot 239C
Memorial ID 83726199 · View Source
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From The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) - Monday, June 16, 1947:

Funeral services are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Provo Sixth ward chapel for John Christian Anderson, 86, well known pioneer of Idaho and Wyoming and father of Mayor Mark Anderson, who died Sunday.

Mr. Anderson became ill about two weeks ago and developed a lung congestion. Death came at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.C. Burton, 292 South First West, where he had lived since 1938.

Services Wednesday will be under direction of Bishop Frank T. Gardner. Friends may call at the Berg mortuary Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Burton residence Wednesday prior to services. Interment will be in the Provo city burial park.

Mr. Anderson was born September 24, 1860 in Brigham City, the son of Neils and Caroline Sorensen Anderson. His parents crossed the plains in 1858 with a Mormon immigrant party coming from Denmark.

When he was four his parents moved to Mendon, Cache county, where he grew to manhood, received his education, and helped develop farming lands from sagebrush areas. At the age of 21 he went into the Snake River country of Idaho. He helped construct the first building in Teton, Idaho in 1881 and worked on early railroad construction through Idaho into Montana.

Mr. Anderson married Mary Jane Haws November 25, 1886 in the Logan LDS Temple. They lived in Teton until 1896 and then moved to the Jackson Hole contry of Wyoming where Mr. Anderson developed a prosperous stock ranch on the Gros Ventre River. Several years ago he sold this ranch to Struthers Burt, nationally known author.

When the townsite of Jackson was laid out in 1901 Mr. Anderson constructed one of the first four buildings in the community and was known throughout the region as one of its earliest pioneers who did much to develop the area. He was a lover of fine horses and his prize saddle horses were famous throughout the Jackson Hole region.

In 1938 Mr. Anderson and his wife were in a serious automobile accident in which Mrs. Anderson was fatally injured. Since that time he has made his home in Provo with his daughter.

Surviving are his son, Mayor Anderson and his daughter, Mrs. Burton; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Anna C. Hansen, Teton, Idaho.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Christian Anderson (24 Sep 1860–15 Jun 1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. 83726199, citing Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Julie Haws (contributor 48757442) .