William Gurr

12 October 1834–21 June 1913 (Age 78)
Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Gurr was born on 12 October 1834, in Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Enoch Eldridge Gurr, was 20 and his mother, Sarah Higgins, was 25. He married Sarah Elizabeth Barker on 27 April 1854, in New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 June 1913, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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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

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  • Marriage
    27 April 1854New South Wales, Australia
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 20
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Story of journey aboard the Ship Lucas to America from Australia

    Sydney to San Pedro 27 Jun 1857 - 12 Oct 1857 A Journal of the Company of Saints on the Ship, Lucas The L.D.S. Church chartered this ship, Lucas, to carry all the saints from Australia to America an …

    Sources (37)

    • William Gurr, "United States Census, 1910"
    • William Gurr in entry for Lavinna Gurr Matheson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Gun, "United States Census, 1900"

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