Alfred Morton Durham

Brief Life History of Alfred Morton

When Alfred Morton Durham was born on 23 September 1872, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas Durham, was 44 and his mother, Caroline Pedersen Mortensen, was 22. He married Margaret Anna Richards on 24 February 1893, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 22 October 1957, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Alfred Morton Durham
Margaret Anna Richards
Marriage: 24 February 1893
Vera Durham
Belle Donna Durham
Marian Durham
Morton Richards Durham
Eugene Richards Durham
Helen Durham
Julian Richards Durham
Phylis Durham
Alfred Richards Durham

Sources (86)

  • Alfred Durham, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Alfred M Durham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Alfred Morton Durham, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

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.

1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed

Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

habitational name from the city of Durham, recorded as Dunholm in 1056 and Duram in 1297, named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ (see Down 1) + late Old English holm (from Old Norse holmr ‘island’).

variant of Derham .


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

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Life Story, written by Orma Adella Christensen Thurston

I was born the tenth child in the family of my parents, Lars Christensen and Hannah Marie Petersen Christensen. The housekeeper, who came to help the family during my mother’s illness, suggested that …

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