Theodore McKean

26 October 1829–9 July 1897 (Age 67)
Ocean Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Theodore

When Theodore McKean was born on 26 October 1829, in Ocean Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, Washington McKean, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Wallin Ivins, was 23. He married Mary Page Gulick on 12 April 1847, in Toms River Township, Ocean, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Dover Township, Ocean, New Jersey, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1861. In 1878, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as sheriff in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 9 July 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Theodore McKean
Elizabeth Ann Emery
Marriage: 11 May 1875
John Emery McKean
Elizabeth Emery McKean
Mabel Emery McKean
Dorothea Emery McKean
Samuel Emery McKean
Vida Emery McKean
Bertha Emery McKean
Edith Emery McKean
Joseph Emery McKean
David Emery McKean
Salome Emery McKean
Theodorus Emery McKean
Naomi Emery McKean
Jean Emery McKean

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 4
    The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.
    Age 18
    A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain ‘son of Ian’ or Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’, Scottish Gaelic forms of John .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Catháin ‘son of Cathán’, see Kane 1.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Crossed the plains in the Theodore McKean Pioneer Company.

    Departure: 1 June 1857. Arrival in Salt Lake City: 22 July 1857. The Company consisted of 5 members. Theodore McKean (age 27), Mary Page Gulick McKean (age 31), Sarah Ivins McKean (age 8), Mary G …

    Sources (93)

    • Theodore Mc Kean, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Theodore E Mckean in entry for Albert A Larson and Edith E Mckean, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Theodore Mckean in entry for Elizabeth Emery Mckean, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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