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Chester Cliff ANDERSON

Male 1918 - 1999  (80 years)


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  • Name Chester Cliff ANDERSON 
    Born 03 Oct 1918  Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Mar 1999  [1
    Notes 
    • My child and early manhood was spent on my fatherís sheep ranch in western Wyoming. This led to a life-long appreciation of open lands, plants and animals; particularly horses and wildlife. This was to have a major influence on the future direction of my life.

      The first ten years of my schooling was in the four-room country school at McKinnon, Wyoming, after which my mothers relitives in Fairview, Utah, were subjected to looking after my welfare for two years. I was always grateful for this. I graduated from North Sanpete High School in Mount Pleasant with the class of 1935.

      The next several years were spent on the family ranch, farming, herding sheep, working in various irrigation projects and other temporary vocations. This was intermittant with various schooling determined by inclination and funds; first at BYU in 1938-39, and the University of Wyoming in 1940.

      Pat came to McKinnon from Kansas in 1940 to teach school. As was typical in those days, she found herself married to a sheepherder on August 2, 1942, in Lubbock, Texas. By this time I was in the army, having been inducted on October 21, 1941. Nearly all of my army career was less than notable. Our oldest son was born in August, 1945, and the army dissolved our relationship on December 8, of that same year.

      After spending most of the next year trying to get involved in the ranching business in McKinnon, I returned to the University of Wyoming in 1946, graduated with a degree in Wildlife Management in 1948. The following days were the beginning of my career with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department which only now is approaching the end.

      For the first twelve years it was my privilege to work as a research biologist, working primarily with elk in the western part of the state. This allowed me to do the things I liked best in some of the best country in the world. I sincerely hope that my contribution will be reflected in future resource management. During this time we lived in Jackson, and Afton, Wyoming.

      We moved to Cheyenne in the summer of 1960, upon my appointment as chief of Research and Development for the Department. In our organization, this means wildlife research, land acquisition and development, and conservation engineering. While I have missed the outdoors, the work has been a challenge and involved long-range activities in which I believe.

      Pat has raised and educated a large and remarkable family which has been the source of our primary satisfaction. Along with this, she was worked as an accountant, and later as a teacher in Special Education. She returned to the University of Wyoming at the age of 48 for an entire year and received a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in Cheyenne schools for then until 1976 when ill health forced her retirement. We are further blessed by having most of our family near enough so we see a lot of them and can enjoy our grandchildren. Hugh, Pam and Erik are the exception. Hugh is a high school band director in Oregon. Patti and Audrey live nearby in Louisville, Colorado, where David is an attorney. John, Veronica and children; Tawnya and John A Ronald; and Joanne are still in Cheyenne for the most part. John is in the construction business. Ron works on the railroad and is an auto mechanic. Joanne is presently a Junior at the University of Wyoming.

      Pat and I can look back from the twilight of our lives with a great deal of satisfaction. The only major exception was the tragic loss of our beloved daughter Kathy in 1970, an event from which we will never recover.

      Taken from the Archibald Anderson Family Book, Vol. 2, 1981. [2]
    Person ID I14222  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2007 

    Father John Clifton Anderson,   b. 1 Mar 1894, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1974, Rocksprings, Sweetwater, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Rowena Merle Day,   b. 2 Nov 1895, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1989, Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 07 Feb 1917  Manti, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24582805  Group Sheet

    Family Patricia Josephine O'HARA,   b. 02 Jan 1920, Carpenter, Gallatin, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1988  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 02 Aug 1942  Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. C.H. ANDERSON
     2. P.A. ANDERSON
     3. Kathryn Ann ANDERSON,   b. 03 Feb 1949, Laramie, Albany, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1970  (Age 20 years)
     4. J.C. ANDERSON
     5. R.T. ANDERSON
     6. J. ANDERSON
    Family ID F24582996  Group Sheet

  • Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Histories
    ANDERSON, Chester Cliff Anderson: History
    ANDERSON, Chester Cliff Anderson: History
    Taken from the Archibald Anderson Family Book, Vol. 2 (1981)
    ANDERSON, Chester Cliff & Patricia: Family group sheet
    ANDERSON, Chester Cliff & Patricia: Family group sheet
    Taken from the Archibald Anderson Family Book, Vol. 2 (1981)

  • Sources 
    1. [S235] SSDI.
      Chester C. Anderson, 520-28-6921, 3 Oct 1918, 14 Mar 1999, Wyoming (Bef 1951), 82001 Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming

    2. [S206] Biography.