Harry Melvin Anderson (1914-2003)

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Harry Melvin Anderson (1914 – 2003) &
Ella Marie Josephine Simmonds (1923 – 1997)

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Harry Melvin Anderson (1914-2003)

  1. 1. Harry Melvin Anderson (1914 – 2003) & Ella Marie Josephine Simmonds (1923 – 1997) Harry Melvin Anderson was born 6 May 1914 at Murray, Salt Lake Co., Utah and was sixth of eight children of Alfred John Anders and Anna Erickson. His parents taught him hard work, and thriftiness.
  2. 2. Harry was born in the living room of his parents’ home at 4612 So. 2nd West in Murray Utah. The house had two living room (one with coal/wood burning heating stove), a large kitchen (with coal/wood burning) cooking stove, water was supplied by a flowing well at the side of the house. And two bedrooms (one for his parents and one for the children. 1914 Harry with his brothers and sisters
  3. 3. In back of the house there was a food storage cellar, barn, chicken coup and pen for pigs. Later Harry’s father had two large chicken coups built as a small family business that all the children participated in operating. The family maintain a large garden, milk cow and were basically self sufficient for food supplies. His father, Alfred John Anderson, worked at Murray Smelter. He never owned a car and walked to and from work every day. His mother, Anna Erickson Anderson, washed clothes, cook three meals a day, maintained a spotlessly clean home, milked to cow and helped tend the garden. Harry would have attended Bonnyview Elementary School, Arlington High School (through 8th Grade). And a year or so at the University of Utah. Harry, like everyone of this time, began work in his teens. One of his early careers was working for Clover Dairy. Bonnyview Elementary School Harry’s mother walked all the kids to Church
  4. 4. As they became adults, the kids were still frequently found at the Family home particularly Sundays
  5. 5. Gathering during Christmas, Thanksgiving and other Holidays was always a part of the family Even while working other jobs, Harry continued to help his father with work around the Family Home
  6. 6. On June 19, 1937 Harry M. Anderson married Linnea Hilga Bergstrom. They had one Son. They were later divorced. Harry and Son 1941 1943
  7. 7. On November 7, 1949 Harry M. Anderson married “Betty” Ella Marie Josephine Simmonds. “Betty” Ella Marie passed away 21 November 1997 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Harry M. Anderson Married Margene (Merjean ??) ===================================================================
  8. 8. After working different jobs, or should we say investigating different career paths, Harry knew he enjoy driving and meeting people and he enter the cab business during 1949 in Salt Lake City establishing the Ute Cab Co. Budget Rental Car franchise was added later. Also Harry had a partnership interest in Checker Cab Co, which was sold in 1965. As owner and manager of Ute Cab Co., Harry work long and hard, day and night growing into a successful business. Of all his responsibilities, Harry most liked his time driving. In fact Harry had some customers that would not accept any other driver.
  9. 9. Harry Melvin Anderson passed away July 14 2003. Burial was at Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Utah
  10. 10. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/996866/Obituary-Harry-M-Anderson.html?pg=all Deseret News Wednesday, July 16 2003 Obituary: Harry M. Anderson 1914 ~ 2003 Harry M. Anderson passed away on July 14, 2003 at his home. He was born in Murray, Utah to Albert (Alfred) and Anna Anderson on May 6, 1914. Harry founded Ute Cab Company in 1949 and owned, operated and drove for the company throughout his life. He had a great love for driving cab and meeting new people every day. He is survived by his wife Margene Anderson, his son Dennis Anderson (Linda) and his daughter Tracy Neale (Rett), three grandchildren: Tauna Olsen, Teece Anderson and Tad Anderson; four great-grandchildren and eight stepchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 17 at 12:00 noon at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple. Friends and family may call on Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Murray City Cemetery. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  11. 11. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34360 “Betty” Ella Marie Josephine Simmonds Anderson Birth: Feb. 15, 1923 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Death: Nov. 21, 1997, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Ella Marie Josephine Simmonds Anderson Ella Marie Josephine Simmonds Anderson passed away at her home, November 21, 1997. Born Feb. 15, 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Guy and Mildred Simmonds. She came to Utah at age four when her mother joined the LDS Church. Ella attended Granite High School and married Harry M. Anderson Nov. 7, 1949. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together Ella and Harry started the local Budget Car Rental in 1963. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment will be at the Murray City Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Assoc., 340 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. Source-Deseret News Sunday, November 23, 1997 Obituary ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your tombstone stands neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care. It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist. You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our heart contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled those many years ago. Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so. I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot and come to visit you. Author Unknown
  12. 12. Find A Grave http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/HarryMAnderson/995636 Harry M Anderson Birth: 6 May 1914 at Murray, Salt Lake Co., Utah Death: 14 July 2003 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Burial Place: Murray Cemetery, Murray, Utah, United States Plot: 11 086 7 2 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34360 “Betty” Ella Marie Josephine Simmonds Anderson Birth: Feb. 15, 1923, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Death: Nov. 21, 1997, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Burial Place: Murray Cemetery, Murray, Utah, United States Plot: 11 086 6

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