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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Family Time Line

Walter Muir
1809–1860
Mary Bell Ross
1815–1888
Mary Muir
1836–1903
Agnes Muir
1838–1852
Jane Muir
1840–1934
Janet Muir
1843–1928
Walter Muir
1844–1909
Margaret Muir
1845–1874
Ann Muir
1848–1911
Robert Muir
1850–1850
Agnes Muir
1853–1919
Elizabeth Wright Muir
1855–1866
James Ross Muir
1857–1882
David Muir
1860–1927

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World Events (8)

1863
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.
1865
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.

Possible Related Names

Mure

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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