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
Sariah Jane Shirts
Marriage: 10 December 1853
Jane Elizabeth McDonald
Sarah Ann McDonald
William McDonald Jr
Margaret Sariah McDonald
James McDonald
Mary McDonald
Eliza Ann McDonald
George McDonald
Olive McDonald
Nancy McDonald
Rhoda Frances McDonald
Joseph McDonald
Lucy McDonald
Robert McDonald
Fanny Lavina McDonald
Ermina McDonald
Alma McDonald
John McDonald
Lenora McDonald
Allilea McDonald

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1853Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
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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.
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    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.

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    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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