Gazlay Family History

FamilyArthur Oscar Anderson


FatherKarl Oskar Anderson (1870 - )
MotherGerda _____ (1871 - 1900)

Personal Information

Record Created: 19 March 2014; Last Edited: 23 March 2014 
NameArthur Oscar Anderson
Born 20 April 1896 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts1, 2, 3, 4
Married 14 February 1920 in Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire to Rothia May Porter1, 5
Divorced from Rothia May Porter1
Married 14 February 1927 to Elsie Adeline Merrill1
Died 15 May 1967 in Dade County, Florida1, 6, 7


Spouse 1FamilyRothia May Porter (daughter of Albert Porter and Effie May Mandigo)
Born 1903 in Quebec, Canada
Married 14 February 1920 in Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire to Arthur Oscar Anderson
Married to Fred Elmer Richardson
Children of Arthur Oscar Anderson and Rothia May Porter:
1.FamilyArthur Junior Anderson
Born 5 November 1921 in Kearny, New Jersey
Married ca. 1942 to Harriet Jane Truland
Died 11 September 1943 in Salerno Bay, Italy
+2.FamilyHelen Theresa Anderson
Born 8 March 1923 in North Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Married 14 July 1945 in Miami, Dade County, Florida to Elvin Leavitt ‘Rick’ Rickard
Married 1955 in Broward County, Florida to George S. Glass
Spouse 2FamilyElsie Adeline Merrill
Born 8 March 1907 in New Jersey
Married 14 February 1927 to Arthur Oscar Anderson


  1. Email from Helen Anderson Rickard Glass to Lee Gazlay, various dates in March 2014, providing information about her brother Arthur J. Anderson, his wife Harriet, and other relatives.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Hudson County, Harrison Town, Enumeration District 61, Sheet No. 21B, family of Arthur Anderson (23, Mass., electrician, auto co.); wife Rothia Anderson (18, Canada).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Union County, Hillside Township, Enumeration District 21-83, Sheet No. 28A, family of Arthur O. Anderson (37, Mass., electrician, divorced, first married age 21); daughter Helen T. Anderson (7, New Hampshire); son Arthur O. Anderson Jr. (8, New Jersey); servant Elsie Merrill (23, New Jersey)
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, New Jersey, Essex County, Verona, Enumeration District 7-364, Sheet No. 5B, family of Arthor [sic] Anderson (45, Mass., electrician); wife Elsie Anderson (33, New Jersey); son Arthor Anderson Jr. (18, New Jersey); daughter Helen Anderson (17, New Jersey [sic]); border Herbert Knight (44, New Jersey, auditor, publishing co.).
  5. New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947, Arthur O. Anderson, age 24; father: Carl O. Anderson; mother: Gertrude Anderson; and Rothia M. Porter, age 17; father: Albert Porter; mother: Effie Mandigo; married on 14 February 1920 in Walpole, Cheshire [County], New Hampshire.
  6. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Anderson, Arthur O., No. 265-52-4511; born: 28 February 1895; died: 15 May 1967; place of last residence: Palm Beach [County], Florida. [The birth date listed here differs from other sources.]
  7. Florida Death Index 1877-1998; available at Anderson, Arthur Oscar, died: May 1967 in Dade [County], Florida.