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Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Posted: 14 May 2003 11:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Andersen
My grandfather died prior to 1962 and he lived in Price, UT. I was told he was the Principal of the high school. I would like to find where he was buried.

Re: Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Posted: 2 Nov 2004 6:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you still need info on Silas Andersen? There is a Silas William Andersen born 28 Feb 1902, Richmond, Cache, Utah that died 18 Apr 1961 Helper, Carbon, Utah.

Re: Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Posted: 19 Dec 2004 3:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Andersen, Christensen
Silas Andersen is my grand uncle. He married my grandfathers sister. I have information on that family i would love to share. I do not have his burial place yet, but I hope to find it soon.

Re: Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Mike (View posts)
Posted: 27 Dec 2004 7:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Did he by chance live in Price , Utah? Was he married to Montez? I haven't got very much information on Silas. The Silas I'm thinking of would have 2 sons: Jerry and Lynn.

Re: Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Bobbi (View posts)
Posted: 27 Dec 2004 9:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is the same Silas Andersen. I am so anxious to see what you have. Please contact me at <everybodysmom@hotmail.com> Thank you so much for your reply

Re: Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Posted: 6 Sep 2009 12:26AM GMT
Classification: Query

Your grandfather's name was Silas. He lived in Price, Utah at 480 East Fourth North. Right across the street from the College of Eastern Utah. The house is gone now. It was bought by the LDS church and torn down right after his wife, Montez died. He has two sons. One Jerry was a law professor as UofU died of a heart attack at the age of 48. His other son's name was Lynn William. He is living in Florida. Silas was the Principal of Price Junior High School. Contact me and I'll tell how that happened. I'll never forget the day. I'm honestly surprised that he had grandchildren. Lynn doesn't have kids, and I didn't think Jerry did either. But, I'm obviously wrong. I lived three houses away for most of my childhood. Lynn was my best friend. My mother tells me that he buried in Richmond, Utah. That's where he's from. I assume Montez (Monty) is buried there also. I know a lot more than I can write here.

Re: Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Posted: 8 Sep 2009 9:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
I saw Jerry's death certificate and it says that he actually died of pneumonia. He had a triple bypass operation in the 1970's but, his new wife and son David weren't sensible with the heat in their house. I have a sister; Alyssa Kay Andersen that is 44 years old and a half-brother David Godbe Andersen [b 9/11/1975].
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Tell me what happened to Silas because Montez and Jerry wouldn't discuss it. The last time I spoke to Lynn was about 9 years ago and he was married and working cleaning carpets. Jerry Richard Andersen's second wife, Mary Lou Godbe (801-582-8857), has Lynn's phone number. Tell me Lynn's number if you get it - I liked him quite a lot and noticed he liked fast cars. I'm afraid Mary Lou Godbe is a dangerous lunatic so I don't call her myself.
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I think Montez died in Salt Lake City and Mary Lou Godbe had her buried there.

Re: Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Posted: 9 Sep 2009 4:45PM GMT
Classification: Query

Like I said, Silas Anderson was my childhood friend's father. Every morning, I would walk the three doors down, pick him up and we would go on to school. When I was in the 9th grade, I stopped to pick him up and the Chief of Police, Albert Pasic [sic] answered the door and said the Lynn wouldn't be going that morning.
When I got to school, everyone was walking around saying things like, "Can you believe it?" or "Did you hear what happened?"
Over the next several days and weeks, I finally found out that he'd bought a gun, gone to an area outside of the city and shot himself. Years later, a man who'd been a principal at the same time Silas was said that he'd had some health issues and a serious depression problem.
Lynn and his mother never really got over it, at least in my young mind. Even though she had a teaching certificate and was teaching when she met her husband, she didn't go back into teaching. For years she worked down at the state liquor store in Price.
I remember her being very proper, very intelligent (always correcting my grammar}, and not overtly emotional.
She and Silas were members of the Carbon Country Club and were golfing fanatics. (She said she'd come from a rather large family in Salt Lake and bragged about being the black sheep of her family.)
Silas was part owner of the family farm in Richmond, Utah and would spend every summer there. After his death, they quit going.
There is something else you may have already looked up. My father says that Silas had been married before marrying Montez LaRue Christensen. Supposedly this wife was killed in a auto accident or something.
By the way, I've never heard her called Montez. It was always Monty.
The last time I spoke to Lynn was about 1970. He'd been laid off by Bendix Corp in Florida and was living there. However, my mother has seen and spoken to him several times over the years but our paths haven't crossed we graduated from CEU and left Price.
The reason I found your query was because about a week ago I went to a Carbon High Class reunion, and he was listed as having recently died. Most of us who'd really knew him said that wasn't true. The last address I had for him is in Jasper, Florida.
If you have Lynn's current number, I'd really like it.

Re: Grandfather (Silas Andersen)

Posted: 19 Jun 2013 12:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Andersen
I have been on a long break from my genealogy and am renewing some past contacts. You mentioned that you would tell me about how Silas became principal of Price Junior High. Jerry had 2 children, Michael and Alyssa.
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