John Amor

Brief Life History of John

When John Amor was born on 1 January 1850, in Avebury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Andrew Amor, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ann Whale, was 31. He married Emily Lawson on 14 December 1873, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 22 June 1937, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Amor
Emily Lawson
Marriage: 14 December 1873
Rachel Lawson
Emily Amor
Child Amor
1874–before 1880
Annie Amor
Alice Mary Amor
Louisa Amor
Richard Jonas Amor
John William Amor
Mary Eliza Amor
LaNora Amor
Joseph Amor

Sources (26)

  • John Amor in household of John Watson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Amor, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • John Amor, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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World Events (8)

1851 · Brigham City is Settled

In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Arturo, Manuel, Emilia, Enrique, Fidel, Ramon, Raul, Alberto, Alejandro, Amador, Angelina.

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname from amor ‘love’, used to denote an illegitimate child and also a philanderer.

Spanish, Portuguese, and French: from the medieval personal name Amor (from Latin amor ‘love’), which was popular in Spain, Italy, and France. See also Amour 2.

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

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