John Samson Muir

29 November 1851–20 May 1940 (Age 88)
Crescent, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Samson

When John Samson Muir was born on 29 November 1851, in Crescent, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Walter Muir, was 31 and his mother, Isabella Ann Samson, was 26. He married Letitia Ann Jones on 24 April 1884, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 May 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Samson Muir
Letitia Ann Jones
Marriage: 24 April 1884
Letitia Muir
John Muir
Isabell Annie Muir
Thomas Warner Muir
James Alma Muir
Walter Evan Muir
Ruth Janet Muir
Wilford Beveridge Muir
Lorene Jones Muir

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 April 1884Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) indicates opened as Ellisdale 04/03/1856. Name changed to Crescent City 05/16/1857. Name changed to Crescent 06/18/1883.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 24
    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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    Sources (52)

    • John Muir in entry for Ruth Janet Morrison, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John S. Muir, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John S Muir in entry for William Naylor and Isabelle Annie McKean, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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