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
Almira Jane Funston
Marriage: 21 February 1861
Minerva Jane Irvin
John S Irvin
Bertha Mae Irwin

Spouse and Children

21 February 1861
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States


    Minerva Jane Irvin


    John S Irvin


    Bertha Mae Irwin


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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.

Age 8

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

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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