Lewis Anderson

1850 - 1933


Lewis Anderson

1850 - 1933
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As a boy, Lewis has been badly injured in an accident and while convalescing, a picture of a beautiful building appeared before him. Even though he could see no hands, it appeared to him that someone was holding it. He viewed the picture for a long enough time that he could remember all of the detai
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Lewis Anderson


Manti Cemetery

U.S. Route 89
Manti, Sanpete, Utah
United States


August 4, 2012


July 29, 2012

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Manti Temple

Contributor: Spacini Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

As a boy, Lewis has been badly injured in an accident and while convalescing, a picture of a beautiful building appeared before him. Even though he could see no hands, it appeared to him that someone was holding it. He viewed the picture for a long enough time that he could remember all of the details on the outside. Then the picture gradually faded away. In 1877, he was called to work at the Temple sawmill near Spring City. He was instrumental in helping to select the native lumber used in the construction of the Temple. Years later, after serving two missions for the Church in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois, he was on his way from Fountain Green to Manti for the dedication for the Temple. When he saw the completed edifice, he exclaimed, "There is the building I saw as a boy!" He was later the President of the Temple for 27 years.

A Brief Sketch of Historical Events (in rhyme) by Joseph Anderson

Contributor: Spacini Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

A BRIEF SKETCH OF HISTORICAL EVENTS (in rhyme) OF MY FATHER AND MOTHER Written by : Joseph Anderson; their youngest son February 20, 1938 My parents heard the gospel, far away in a land o’er the sea That was brought by two young Elders, in eighteen fifty three, John Van Cott was the one young man, Erastus Snow the other Father accepted the message true, and so did my dear Mother. Sweden was their old homeland, tilling its latent field Struggling hard for daily bread, bringing only a meager yield, To support a family of children, consisting of four young boys Which now would become an adventure, as circumstances oft employs. My father embarked for America, a land far away in the west Leaving Mother, home and children, to struggle in ways that were best. Oh shy did they accept this sacrifice, and hardships to go through Their souls responded to light and truth, that the gospel was revealed anew. They parted in tears, love and joy, though this incompatible seems A sailing vessel did father employ, it was his only means. To labor in the land of America, to earn money enough to pay For emigration of his family, at the earliest possible day. Many and many a day passed, many weeks and more E’re the winds blew this frail boat to America’s welcome shore. In Iowa’s land near Mississippi stand, he found his occupation Struggled and saved every penny he made, for his family’s emigration. Two long years, through storms and tears, did Mother earn her bread It seemed almost an age, that goodbye to her husband was said. At last one day the money came, giving joy and relief to her soul It was now she say her prayers fulfilled, to reach her happy goal. She too embarked on a sailing ship, with three young boys by her side Through the many trials she endured, her oldest son had died. Christian was the oldest one, Swen, Lewis, and Andrew, his brothers Though unafraid they gave mother aid, as well as to each other. Weary and anxious the dull days pass, waves rolling o’er and o’er Six weeks and more was the time that passed to reach America’s shore. Husband, Mother and children dear, in joy and happiness content Mingled with thanksgiving and sorrow as their oldest son was absent. Courage, faith, strength and zeal, did their true hearts now display Starting with ox team and meager supplies, Zion two thousand miles away. Not for glory, riches or fame, were their earnest endeavors bent But to help build up the Kingdom of God, was their honest hearts intent. On and on they pressed or’er plain and crest, adventure they did not fear Slowly, dearly over wastes and streams, true hearts of pioneers. Grim specters of savage indians, the buffalo, wolf and bears Were theirs to befriend or conquer, with wisdom, watchfulness and prayers. Hark, Hark, a cry of a new born babe, twas hard to think or conceive That Mother could share maternity’s care was difficult to believe. Father halted the oxen and there by mother’s side On the dreary plains, in a wagon box, lay that new born babe that cried. Still onward and onward they traveled, till months had totaled three Over deserts, rivers and mountains, to the valley of the salty sea. After trials and troubles that beset them, that seemed ever dark and thick They land in the valley of sunshine, down on Cottonwood Creek. Mother and babe were sheltered, in a log cabin near the stream Joy, peace and comfort was now far more than a dream. Father and boys in the wagon slept, though often they were chilled Consolation came to my parents hearts, for God’s command was now fulfilled. One Sunday morning when all was still and the sun o’er the mountains came My father and an Elder met, to give Mother’s baby a name. Erastus was the name my parents chose and a blessing was given too Commemorating the name of the Elder, who brought the gospel message new. In eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, when they arrived at their destination To secure some land and build a home, was their fondest anticipation. Moving south to Sanpete Valley, I must now to you relate In the small settlement of Moroni, they secured some real estate. Yes, in the small village of Moroni, where Annie and I were born Came my pioneering parents, who had brave the thickest storm. Log huts formed the fort and the bulwark of the town Sheltering them from the elements, and the Indians that camped around. Agriculture and cattle raising, - with hauling logs and wood Were the principal occupations, of my parents livelihood. Struggling and saving as best they could, some years had passed away A bright star of hope began to rise, the beginning of a brighter day. They sold their meager holdings, going north to a brighter scene Taking their movable possessions and journeying to Fountain Green A crystal stream of water flowed, from a cavern in the mountain Nature here in beauty grand, produced a charming fountain. Swen, Lewis and Andrew, with Erastus, Annie and Joe Composed this pioneer family, with father and mother you know. A house was built out of rocks and bricks, farm land located too In this modest home was this family reared and to man and womanhood grew. This historical rhyme is but a glimpse of time, of my parents honored life It is written in full in the courts above, beyond this world of strife Were they have obtained Immortal fame, far beyond our natural ken May they in the hearts of their posterity live, for ever and ever, Amen

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Lewis Anderson was born in 1850
Lewis Anderson was 19 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
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Lewis Anderson was 29 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
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Lewis Anderson was 31 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
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Lewis Anderson was 43 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
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Lewis Anderson was 58 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
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Lewis Anderson was 64 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
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Lewis Anderson was 78 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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Lewis Anderson died in 1933 at the age of 83
Grave record for Lewis Anderson (1850 - 1933), BillionGraves Record 1878000 Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States