Peter Gurr

11 November 1847–21 October 1880 (Age 32)
Narellan, New South Wales, Australia

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Gurr was born on 11 November 1847, in Narellan, New South Wales, Australia, his father, Enoch Eldridge Gurr, was 33 and his mother, Ruth Buckman, was 38. He married Sarah Ann Lublin on 9 November 1874, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1857 and lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1866. In 1880, his occupation is listed as farmer in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 21 October 1880, in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Gurr
1847–1880
Sarah Ann Lublin
1859–1928
Marriage: 9 November 1874
Peter Samuel Gurr
1875–1940
Enoch Gurr
1877–1893
Susan Gurr
1879–
Hannah Ruth Gurr
1880–1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 November 1874Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1848 · Mexico Cedes California Nine Days After Gold Is Found
    Age 1
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War. Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles of land, including what is now California. Gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, only nine days prior to signing the treaty.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 10
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    German: derisive nickname for a useless person or a wicked woman, from Middle High German gurre ‘bad mare’.English (Kent and Middlesex): variant of Gower or Gore .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Gower

    Sources (14)

    • Peter Gurr in household of Enoch Gurr, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Peter Gurr in entry for Peter Samuel Gurr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Peter Gurr in household of Enoch Gurr, "United States Census, 1870"

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