Sarah Elizabeth Barker

Brief Life History of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Barker was born on 10 January 1837, in Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Barker, was 25 and her mother, Maria Hollingsworth, was 25. She married William Gurr on 27 April 1854, in New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Iron, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 3 February 1902, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Parowan Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gurr
Sarah Elizabeth Barker
Marriage: 27 April 1854
Sarah Elizabeth Gurr
William Heber Gurr
Eliza Jane Gurr
Mary Barker Gurr
John Henry Gurr
Susan Maria Higgins Gurr
Enoch Alonzo Gurr
Lovinna Rosetta Gurr
James Edward Gurr

Sources (28)

  • Elizabeth Gun in household of William Gun, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Baker, "Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980"
  • Sarah Elizabeth Barker Gurr, "Find A Grave 11563763"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1851: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Iron, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English barkere ‘tanner’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.

English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English berker, bercher (Old French berchier, bercher, berkier, berker, Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name (see 1 above).

Americanized form of German Berger or Barger .

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

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Story Highlight

The Story of Enoch Eldredge Gurr Taken from a history of Enoch Eldredge Gurr and Ruth Buckman Gurr, and written by Ruth Manwell Stewart.

Early in the nineteenth century in a little town in Sussex, Northin, England, lived the humble family of James Gurr, his wife Sarah Eldredge and their ten children, John, William, Sarah, Enoch Eldredg …

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