Mary Barr Carruth

22 October 1829–5 June 1921 (Age 91)
Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Barr

When Mary Barr Carruth was born on 22 October 1829, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Carruth, was 48 and her mother, Mary Barr, was 40. She married Andrew A. Cahoon on 30 October 1847, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1841 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 30 years. She died on 5 June 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew A. Cahoon
Mary Barr Carruth
Marriage: 30 October 1847
Thurza Lucina Cahoon
Joseph Carruth Cahoon
George Arthur Cahoon
Mary Emma Cahoon
Lerona Cahoon
Louisa Cahoon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1847Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 19
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    Age 34
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Renfrewshire): habitational name from the lands of Carruth in the parish of Kilmacolm in Renfrewshire.

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

    Sources (43)

    • Mary Carruth in entry for Louise C Copeland, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Cahoon in household of Andrew Cahoon, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary in entry for Lerona Cahoon, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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