Archibald Walter Buchanan

21 January 1859–2 June 1951 (Age 92)
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Archibald Walter

When Archibald Walter Buchanan was born on 21 January 1859, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Archibald Waller Overton Buchanan, was 28 and his mother, Helen Amelia Whiting, was 22. He married Mary Peterson on 7 December 1881, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 2 June 1951, in Venice, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Archibald Walter Buchanan
Mary Peterson
Marriage: 7 December 1881
Archibald Lester Buchanan
Mary Lula Buchanan
Mable Buchanan
Christian Leroy Buchanan
Earl Buchanan
Sterling Buchanan
Clarence Emron Buchanan
Cleone Buchanan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 December 1881St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 27
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (western Scotland): habitational name from Buchanan in Stirlingshire, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.Irish: adopted for Ó Buadhachanáin, see Bohannon .History: This is the name of a Scottish clan associated with lands on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond and in the Lennox. — The name Buchanan was brought independently to North America from Scotland by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. George Buchanan came to MD in 1698. — James Buchanan (1791–1868), 15th President of the US (1857–61), was born near Mercersburg, PA, the son of a successful land speculator and store keeper, who had emigrated to PA from Scotland in 1783.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Cleone Buchanan Bell

    I have always been proud of my pioneer heritage. It is so interesting to read the histories and journals of those dear progenitors and learn of their conversions to the Church, their persecutions from …

    Sources (65)

    • Archibald Buchanan, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • A W Buchanan in entry for Christian Leroy Buchanan and Ida Bell Christensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Arch. W. Buchanan in entry for Mabel Buchanan Hainsworth, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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