Gustav Andersen (1896 - 1945)

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Kings County, New York

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Hans Jacob Andersen

Hans Jacob Andersen

Janet Andersen

Janet Andersen

Blanche W Schultz

Blanche W Schultz

Jens S. Andersen

Jens S. Andersen

Arthur Andersen & Tekla, Wisconsin

Arthur Andersen & Tekla, Wisconsin

McCawley Children, 1936

McCawley Children, 1936

Christine Christiansen Andersen

Christine Christiansen Andersen

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

John Andersen and Mable Searles wedding day

John Andersen and Mable Searles wedding day

Anna Maria Andersen

Anna Maria Andersen

Roy R Searles

Roy R Searles

Hilmar Ronning and his chello

Hilmar Ronning and his chello

Grandpa, Great Uncle Hilmar Ronning Andersen

Grandpa, Great Uncle Hilmar Ronning Andersen

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Mabel Andersen Hans Jacob Andersen Janet Andersen Blanche W Schultz

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1896 - In the year that Gustav Andersen was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

1898 - By the time he was just 2 years old, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

1924 - Gustav was 28 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

1944 - When he was 48 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

1945 - In the year of Gustav Andersen's passing, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

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Gustav Andersen died on April 19, 1945 in New York at 49 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Gustav. He was born around 1896. We are unaware of information about Gustav's surviving family.

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