James Ross Muir

31 August 1857–14 October 1882 (Age 25)
Crofthead, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Ross

When James Ross Muir was born on 31 August 1857, in Crofthead, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Walter Muir, was 48 and his mother, Mary Bell Ross, was 42. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 14 October 1882, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Walter Muir
Mary Bell Ross
Mary Muir
Agnes Muir
Jane Muir
Janet Muir
Walter Muir
Margaret Muir
Ann Muir
Robert Muir
Agnes Muir
Elizabeth Wright Muir
James Ross Muir
David Muir

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World Events (8)

Age 6
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 6
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
Age 8
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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 (5)

  • James Muir in household of Walter Muir, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: JAMES ROSS MUIR - Government record: death: 14 October 1882; Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Mrs Muir & family in 1861 Scotland Census; Parish: Whitburn; ED: 6; Page: 20; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1861_121.

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