The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 511-512 (published 1978)
Archibald Jacob Anderson was the first child of Archibald Robert and Ida Roxanna Bushman Anderson. Following his graduation from local schools he entered Brigham Young University where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Finance and Banking. He did post graduate work at Utah State University. A.J. served a mission to Great Britain from 1925 to 1928, during which time he acted as district clerk of the Scottish Conference, president of the Glasgow Branch and president of the Aberdeen Branch. Following his release, he toured Europe for several weeks. Upon his return from his mission he engaged in farming and livestock business (sheep). He has continued this occupation to the present time.
In 1933 A.J. married Eda Nash Parkinson in the Salt Lake Temple. Eda was a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in Home Economics. She has also done post graduate work at Utah State University. Eda has taught school in Ogden and Fairview, Utah. She has been very active in the various auxiliary organizations of the church as a teacher. She has served as ward and stake YWMIA president. She served as Division President of the YWMIA which comprised four stakes. She has served on the Relief Society stake board. She is very active in drama circles.
A.J. has served as ward and stake Sunday School superintendent and as stake teacher trainer. He was a bishop’s counselor in the Fairview South Ward from 1937-1941. He served as superintendent of the YMMIA and has been a teacher of the M-Men and Explorers. He has also been a Boy Scout Troup Committeeman. He served on the stake High Council for three years and then was called to be second counselor in the stake presidency.
In 1956 he was sustained President of the North Sanpete Stake which position he occupies at the present time. During this time he has been president of the stake High Priests Quorum, Vice-Chairman Sanpete-Juab Regional Welfare Executive Committee, Chairman Sanpete-Juab Regional Priesthood Genealogy Committee, Chairman Board of Directors of the Manti Temple Branch Genealogy Library and has been responsible for the organization of the Manti Temple Branch Genealogical Library which opened to the public during the summer of 1966.
He has held various civic responsibilities which include serving as a Fairview City Councilman for two terms, Republican Precinct Chairman, and director of the Fairview-Birch Creek Irrigation Company for 15 years. He served as a director of the Sanpete Valley Bank for 14 years. He was a director of the Sanpete Valley Hospital for 6 1/2 years and at the present time is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital. He has been in great demand as a speaker at various church and civic activities. He is a director of the Fairview Museum of History and Arts. He has been a director and is now President of the District Church Board of Education which comprises North Sanpete and Moroni Stakes.
Archibald Jacob and Eda Parkinson Anderson have one child, Virgina Lane Anderson Mower.
Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, p. 33:
Resides in Fairview, UT. He is a wool grower and banker. Graduate of Snow College and BYU. Member of Fairview City council; chairman of Fairview Precinct Committee. Mission to Great Britain, 1925-28; Supt. Ward and of North Sanpete Stake Sunday School; Pres. of Ward MIA; counselor in the Fairview Bishopric; member North Sanpete Stake High Council and Counselor in the Presidency.
DEATH: A.J. ANDERSON
Deseret News, Published: Sept. 4, 1995 12:00 a.m.
Archibald Jacob Anderson, 92, passed away September 2, 1995, at his home.
He was born June 28, 1903, in Fairview, a son of Archibald Robert and Ida R. Buchman Anderson. Married Eda Nash Parkinson of Salt Lake City on June 28, 1933, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died January 6, 1991.He graduated from Brigham Young University which a B.S. degree in business administration. Served a mission for the LDS Church in Great Britian. He was ward and stake Sunday school superintendent. Served as president of the YMMIA in the Fairview South Ward. He served in the bishopric of the Fairview South Ward. He was on the high council of the North Sanpete Stake and served in the stake presidency for 20 years, 14 years of which he was stake president.
He served as chairman of genealogy and temple work in eight stakes. He served six years in the Manti LDS Temple as ordinance worker, sealer and as first counselor in the temple presidency.
He was a wool grower. He served two terms on the Fairview City Council. He was chairman of the governing board of the Sanpete Valley Hospital for 14 years. He was a director of the Sanpete Valley Bank. He was chairman of the District Boy Scout Council and received the Silver Beaver Award. He was active in the Fairview Lions Club. Served for many years on the Fairview Museum Board. He received the Governor’s Award for Service as County Chairman of the Bicentennial Commission.
Survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Glade and Virginia Mower; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 5, 1995, at 11 a.m. at Fairview First Ward. Friends may call at Ursenbach Funeral Home on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday at the ward chapel, one hour prior to services. Interment, Fairview City Cemetery.