Jane Howie Muir

5 July 1854–2 May 1927 (Age 72)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane Howie

When Jane Howie Muir was born on 5 July 1854, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, George Muir, was 21 and her mother, Margaret Hannah, was 24. She married William Richardson IV on 1 January 1874, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 2 May 1927, in Naples, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Richardson IV
Jane Howie Muir
Marriage: 1 January 1874
Margaret Annie Richardson
Jeanette Elizabeth Richardson
Walter Richardson
James William Richardson
Rose Richardson
Katie Richardson
George Richardson
Archibald Leslie Richardson
Ralph Richardson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1874Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1873 · Settlers arrived in Vernal
    Age 19
    On Feb 14, 1873, Pardon Dodds, among others, came to the valley to raise livestock.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 21
    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

    Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from Older Scots muir ‘moor’ (an expanse of bare, wild upland country). There has been some confusion with Mure .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Biography from the book “How Beautiful Upon the Mountains” Wasatch County Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

    My Great Great Grandpa Turner became very close friends with William Lindsay naming his 1st living son after him!

    Sources (23)

    • Jane Muir in household of Geo Muir, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jane Muir in entry for James W Richardson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Janet Muir in entry for William Richardson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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