Erastus Anderson (1911 - 1980)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Erastus Anderson’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Erastus so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Erastus’s biography.

Erastus Anderson Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Erastus Anderson and his immediate Anderson family. Add to Erastus Anderson's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Erastus.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Erastus Anderson? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Redwood City, San Mateo County, California

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Erastus finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Erastus attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Erastus did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Erastus Anderson is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Erastus's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Erastus's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Erastus a religious man? Add Erastus’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Erastus during various points of his life.

Timeline

1911 - In the year that Erastus Anderson was born, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

1913 - By the time he was only 2 years old, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

1960 - At the age of 49 years old, Erastus was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1976 - At the age of 65 years old, Erastus was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1980 - In the year of Erastus Anderson's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

Erastus Anderson Family Tree

Who was Erastus’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Erastus’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Erastus's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Erastus Anderson
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Erastus's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Erastus Anderson is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Erastus Anderson passed away in September 1980 at age 68. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on December 12, 1911. There is no information about Erastus's family or relationships. We know that Erastus Anderson had been residing in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California.

Memories

What do you remember about Erastus Anderson? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Erastus is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Erastus Anderson

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources