John Kerr Irvine

2 January 1844–23 May 1907 (Age 63)
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Kerr

When John Kerr Irvine was born on 2 January 1844, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Irvine, was 33 and his mother, Agnes Kerr, was 39. He married Helen Jeanette Egan in 1866. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 23 May 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Kerr Irvine
Helen Jeanette Egan
Marriage: 1866
John E. Irvine
Howard George Irvine
Helen N. Irvine
William Ernest Irvine
Clarence E. Irvine
Maud May Irvine
Luella Agnes Irvine
John William Irvine
Robert Leland Irvine

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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 4
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, also common in northern Ireland: habitational name from Irvine in Ayrshire, which is named from a Celtic river, Welsh ir, yr ‘green, fresh’ + afon ‘water’. There has been much confusion with Irving and Irwin .Irish: variant of Irvin .English: variant of Erwin .

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

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    Sources (45)

    • John K Irvine in entry for Maude Irvine Dunbar, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Irvine, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John in entry for Heber Vilate Irving, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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