Almira Jane Funston

17 March 1838–2 November 1910 (Age 72)
Washingtonville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Almira Jane

When Almira Jane Funston was born on 17 March 1838, in Washingtonville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jesse Funston, was 51 and her mother, Sarah Templeton, was 40. She married Perry Webster Irvin on 21 February 1861, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Harris Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 2 November 1910, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Harris Prairie Cemetery, Granger, Harris Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Perry Webster Irvin
1837–1881
Almira Jane Funston
1838–1910
Marriage: 21 February 1861
Minerva Jane Irvin
1862–1864
John S Irvin
1868–
Bertha Mae Irwin
1872–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 February 1861
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
children

(3)

    Minerva Jane Irvin

    Female1862–1864Female

    John S Irvin

    Male1868–Male

    Bertha Mae Irwin

    Female1872–1940Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 22

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Alvira J Funsten in household of Jesse Funsten, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Almira C Irvin in household of Perry W Irvin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Almira J Irvin in household of Benjamin Hodson, "United States Census, 1880"

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