UTAH SINCE STATEHOOD, p. 620
On the 5th of February, 1902, at Manti, Mr. Anderson was united in marriage to Miss Ida R. Bushman, who was born September 14, 1S79, a daughter of Jacob and Charlotte (Terley) Bushman, whose parents were at Nauvoo and passed through the troublous times of the Mormon church there. Her mother’s father belonged to the Terley family, which shielded Joseph Smith before he gave himself up to the authorities and was killed in a Carthage, Illinois, jail. The Terley family crossed the plains with the pioneers and Mr. and Mrs. Bushman settled at Lehi but after several years there spent were called upon to aid in the settlement of Arizona. In 1889, Mr. Bushman returned to Fairview, where he continued to reside until his death, which occurred March 25, 1919. His wife passed away November 1, 1899. The brothers and sisters of Mrs. Anderson are as follows: Amanda married John Saby and has eight children.
Theodore M. wedded Merilla Lambson and their children are five in number. Sarah is the widow of Henry Fowles, by whom she had three children, two now deceased. Grace, deceased, married Emanuel Lundquist and they had eight children. Jacob B. married Effie Bills and to them were born eight children. Ella I. is the wife of Orin Barker and they have seven children. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are the parents of five children. Archie J., who was born in Fairview, June 28, 1903; Vora Vivian and Ora Nivian, twins, born July 5, 1906; and Helena Charlotte, born December 5, 1913. The daughter Vora passed away May 25, 1916. Jennie V. died in infancy.
Mr. Anderson votes with the republican party and for two years he served as justice of the peace at Fairview, in which connection he rendered decisions that were strictly fair and impartial. He has also served on the petit and federal juries. He belongs to the Mormon church, in which faith he was reared, and he filled a mission to Scotland, the native country of his ancestors, going in 1895, returning in 1897, after twenty-six months spent as traveling elder. A year after his return he was called to labor in the Manti Temple in the various ordinances and did so for two years without compensation, maintaining himself in the meantime. After five years of service in the church he married and established his home in Fairview. He is a member of the Home Missionaries, a member of the High Council of North Sanpete, has been counselor of the Young Men’s Improvement Association and has been assistant superintendent of the Sunday school for several years. The interests of his life are broad and well balanced, making him a forceful factor in the community welfare.