Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Mary Caroline Andersen

Mary Caroline Andersen

Mary Andersen was born 14 January 1885 in Mendon, Cache, Utah to parents Andrew Andersen (also known as Anders Jorgensen) and Sophia Larsen Andersen.

She married Charles Thomas Cunningham in November 1905, when he was twenty-eight and she was twenty.  They were the parents of one daughter, Hilda Margaretta Andersen. 

Mary died at age thirty-two in December 1917 in Mendon, Utah of heart disease. She was buried in the Mendon Cemetery.  According to her death certificate, she and Charles had divorced, and Mary had taken back her maiden name. (However, according to Charles’ 1942 death certificate, he died as a widower – perhaps the truth is somewhere in between…).

Mary and Charles’ daughter Hilda was then raised by Mary’s parents, Andrew and Sophia Larsen, in Mendon.


Call, Laurie Jean, Bannock Valley (Providence, Utah: Keith Watkins and Sons, 1989).