James William Gurr

22 November 1862–15 December 1906 (Age 44)
Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Gurr was born on 22 November 1862, in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, James Enoch Gurr, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Maria Davis, was 18. He married Annie Elizabeth Petersen on 3 April 1882, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. In 1900, at the age of 37, his occupation is listed as age 37, day labor, wife annie 34; children: eliza m 15, james l 12, hazel m 8, nellie r 3, vernal wm 6 months. in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. He died on 15 December 1906, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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James William Gurr
Annie Elizabeth Petersen
Marriage: 3 April 1882
Elizabeth May Gurr
James LeRoy Gurr
Hazel Margaret Gurr
Nellie Ruth Gurr
Vernal William Gurr

Spouse and Children

3 April 1882
Richfield, Sevier, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 1

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.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 13

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

German: derisive nickname for a useless person or a wicked woman, from Middle High German gurre ‘bad mare’

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

Sources (3)

  • Jos. Wm. Gum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Wm Gurr in household of James Gurr, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Gurr in entry for Gurr, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"

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