Bethia Anderson was born February 24, 1877 in Upton, Utah to Joseph Frederic Powell and Mary Rosetta Stevens. The family moved to Whansip, Utah while her father worked on the railroad, and six years later, they moved to Colesville, and then back to Upton. Bethia attended school until she was seven years old. She later met John Gustaveson, whom she married, and they later moved to Grantsville, Utah. Bethia worked in Skull Valley, and she and John together had six children. After John's death, Bethia married Oscar Knudsen Anderson. Bethia died January 12, 1955.
Part of the J. Allen Parkinson collect, this is a brief two-page typescript biography of Bethia Anderson, located in the second folder of the collection, which labeled, Biographis, Ad-Ar. The manuscript describes Bethia's life when she was young, and details how in the wintertime, there were often bad snowstorms, and sleighs were the main means of transportation. In the summer, Bethia helped her family by hauling hay, plowing, helping with the grain, cooking, gathering wood, and working with her father in the coal mine. When she was older, she had an operation after having appendicitis. She later served as a Relief Society in Upton