Altamira Gaylord

7 August 1816–30 July 1883 (Age 66)
Westfield Centre, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Altamira

When Altamira Gaylord was born on 7 August 1816, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John B Gaylord Jr, was 37 and her mother, Joanna Bagg, was 35. She married Luman Andros Shurtliff on 22 November 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 30 July 1883, in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luman Andros Shurtliff
Altamira Gaylord
Marriage: 22 November 1845
Noah Luman Shurtliff
Ellen Cordelia Shurtliff
Francis Marion Shurtliff
Lucy Ann Shurtliff
Charles Vincent Shurtliff
Samuel Darwin Shurtliff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern, of Norman origin): variant of Gaylard altered by folk etymology, from the Old French and Middle English personal name Gaillart, Gallard, Galliard, representing either the ancient Germanic personal name Gailhard (composed of elements meaning ‘powerful, lusty, cheerful’ + ‘hard, firm, resilient, strong’) or Old French gaillard, gaillart ‘vigorous, powerful, strong’. Alternatively, from Middle English gaillard, galiard ‘brave, strong, valiant’, also ‘lively, gay, gaily dressed’.Altered form of Gaylard, itself an Anglicized form of French Gaillard , which was brought to England by the Huguenots.In some cases also an Americanized form of French Gaillard .

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Miracle of the Rain

    Nancy Alzina Smith Shurtliff and Charles Vincent Shurtliff Nancy Alzina Smith was fifteen years old when she married Charles Vincent Shurtliff in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City in December 18 …

    Sources (31)

    • Altamira Shurtliff in household of Luman Shurtliff, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Alta Mira Gaylord in entry for Charles V. Shurtliff, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Altamira Shirtliff, "United States Census, 1860"

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