Jessie Archibald

12 April 1824–19 January 1873 (Age 48)
Old Craighall, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jessie

When Jessie Archibald was born on 12 April 1824, in Old Craighall, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Archibald, was 34 and her mother, Agnes Archibald, was 34. She married Robert James Wood Murray about 1841, in Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861 and lived in Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Big Beaver Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 19 January 1873, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert James Wood Murray
Jessie Archibald
Marriage: about 1841
David Archibald Murray
James Archibald Murray
David Archibald Murray
John Archibald Murray
William Archibald Murray
Violet A Murray
Robert Archibald Murray
John Archibald Murray
Mary Agnes Archibald Murray
Thomas Archibald Murray
Christina Archibald Murray
George Henry Murray
H. Joseph Murray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1841Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 8
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 14
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient Germanic origin (see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jessie [Archibald] Murray's Dream

    Sister Jessie Murray related the following dream she had had on November 1869 in the Relief Society, 16 November 1869. I dreamed I was in a beautiful city. Where there was no signs of business of …

    Sources (21)

    • Jesse Murry in household of Robert Murry, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jessie Archibald in entry for David Murray, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jessie Murry in household of Robert Murry, "United States Census, 1870"

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