Hannah Woodward Muir

13 May 1850–
Washington Township, Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Hannah Woodward

When Hannah Woodward Muir was born on 13 May 1850, in Washington Township, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, her father, James Muir, was 44 and her mother, Hannah Woodward Bass, was 40.

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James Muir
1805–1862
Hannah Woodward Bass
1809–1850
Lydia Ann Muir
1833–1848
James Andrew Muir
1835–1839
Mary Eliza Muir
1842–1900
Sarah Louisa Muir
1842–1929
Isabelle Charlotte Muir
1845–
Hannah Woodward Muir
1850–
James Henry Muir
1850–

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World Events (3)

1860

Age 10

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 13

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from a Scots form of Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘fen’.

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

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