Sariah Jane Shirts

22 December 1838–20 April 1919 (Age 80)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Sariah Jane

When Sariah Jane Shirts was born on 22 December 1838, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, Peter Shirts, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Cameron, was 29. She married William McDonald on 10 December 1853, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 13 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 20 April 1919, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William McDonald
1834–1920
Sariah Jane Shirts
1838–1919
Marriage: 10 December 1853
Jane Elizabeth McDonald
1854–1933
Sarah Ann McDonald
1856–1925
William McDonald Jr
1857–1942
Margaret Sariah McDonald
1860–1959
James McDonald
1861–1933
Mary McDonald
1864–1959
Eliza Ann McDonald
1865–1948
George McDonald
1866–1952
Olive McDonald
1868–1869
Nancy McDonald
1870–1921
Rhoda Frances McDonald
1871–1933
Joseph McDonald
1872–1873
Lucy McDonald
1874–1874
Robert McDonald
1874–1874
Fanny Lavina McDonald
1875–1958
Ermina McDonald
1876–1876
Alma McDonald
1878–1884
John McDonald
1879–1879
Lenora McDonald
1882–1882
Allilea McDonald
1885–1885

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1853Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (20)

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    Siblings

    (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 1
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1846
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860
    Age 22
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schertz .Possibly also an altered form of English Shirt: topographic name for someone who lived on a detached piece of land, Middle English shurte, from Old English scyrte ‘skirt, cut off piece’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Schertz

    Story Highlight

    Story from Heber City DUP book

    WILLIAM McDONALD William McDonald was born on November 16. 1834. in Crawford Burns. County Down. Ireland. He was the son of James and Sarah Ferguson McDonald. When a young man he came to the United St …

    Sources (31)

    • Ceriah Mc Donnel in household of Wm Mc Donnel, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sharih Shirts in entry for Christian Edward Madsen and Eliza Blackley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Sariah Shirts in entry for Sarah Ann Young, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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