Janet McAuslan

11 December 1840–3 August 1890 (Age 49)
Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Janet

When Janet McAuslan was born on 11 December 1840, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Peter McAuslan, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Adamson, was 39. She married John Allan on 19 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 3 August 1890, in Sutter, California, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Sutter, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Rackelbush
Janet McAuslan
Marriage: 22 June 1874
Henry Fredrick Rackelbush
Jeanette May Rackelbush
William Lewis Rackelbush
Jesse J Rackelbush

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1874Sutter, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 8
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 17
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish Gaelic: see McCausland .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight

    John Allan (1823-1908)

    John Allan was born in Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, on 21 September 1823. His parents were Robert Allan and Elizabeth Stirling. His father was the proprietor and manager of a shop w …

    Sources (22)

    • Janet Riley in household of John Riley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jennette Mcauslin, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Janet Mcauslan in entry for Peter Allan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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