David Muir

1 October 1860–7 March 1927 (Age 66)
Crofthead, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David

When David Muir was born on 1 October 1860, in Crofthead, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Walter Muir, was 51 and his mother, Mary Bell, was 45. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 7 March 1927, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Muir
1809–1860
Mary Bell
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 3
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Slavery Abolished
Age 5
On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.
Age 18
Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

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

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David Muir Story

There is a write-up on David in the Logan City Journal on 22 August 1899, stating that he "enlisted June 30, 1898 at Logan. He was the only volunteer from Cache County to respond to the second call fo …

Sources (14)

  • David Muir, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David Muir, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • David Muir, "United States Census, 1900"

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