James McGhie Sr.

1 December 1834–16 July 1920 (Age 85)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James McGhie Sr. was born on 1 December 1834, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Richard McGhie or McGee, was 29 and his mother, Helen Anderson, was 24. He married Isabella Lindsay on 28 December 1858, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 July 1920, 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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Family Time Line

James McGhie Sr.
Isabella Lindsay
Marriage: 28 December 1858
Isabella McGhie
Annie Rebecca McGhie
James McGhie Jr.
Helen Anderson McGhie
Robert Lindsay McGhie
Catherine Curtis McGhie

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1858Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
    Age 2
    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 23
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: variant of McGee .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Incidents in the Life of James McGhie and Isabella Lindsay

    Written by James McGhie’s in his journal, and compiled in 1961 by a grandson, Frank Wagstaff McGhie,(1898-1990), and in 1958-9 by great-grandson, Robert Lindsay Egbert (1923-2001). Besides adding thei …

    Sources (72)

    • James Mcghie, Jr in entry for Frank W Mcghie, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • James McGee, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Mcghie in entry for Thomas D Mcghie and Janet Ann Lynn, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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