Enoch Eldridge Gurr

27 November 1813–12 March 1887 (Age 73)
Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Enoch Eldridge

When Enoch Eldridge Gurr was born on 27 November 1813, in Northiam, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Gurr, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Eldridge, was 24. He married Sarah Higgins on 22 December 1832, in Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He immigrated to New South Wales, Australia in 1838 and lived in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1876 and Sigurd, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1881. He registered for military service in 1861. In 1881, at the age of 68, his occupation is listed as salt spring farmer in Sigurd, Sevier, Utah, United States. He died on 12 March 1887, in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Benjamin Cemetery, Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Enoch Eldridge Gurr
Ruth Buckman
Marriage: 14 October 1839
James Enoch Gurr
Susannah Gurr
Sarah Gurr
Peter Gurr
Reuben Gurr

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  • Marriage
    14 October 1839Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 16
    Australia is claimed as British territory.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    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

    German: derisive nickname for a useless person or a wicked woman, from Middle High German gurre ‘bad mare’.English (Kent and Middlesex): variant of Gower or Gore .

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

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    Story of journey aboard the Ship Lucas to America from Australia

    Sydney to San Pedro 27 Jun 1857 - 12 Oct 1857 A Journal of the Company of Saints on the Ship, Lucas The L.D.S. Church chartered this ship, Lucas, to carry all the saints from Australia to America an …

    Sources (41)

    • Enoch Gurr, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Enoch Gurr in 1908 entry for Susannah G. Guer Wall, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Enoch Gurr, "United States Census, 1880"

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