Catherine Granger

12 August 1829–2 August 1887 (Age 57)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Granger was born on 12 August 1829, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Sandilands Granger, was 50 and her mother, Catherine MacDonald, was 36. She married George Johnston in 1856, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and California, United States in 1870. She died on 2 August 1887, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Johnston
Catherine Granger
Marriage: 1856
John Walker
James Moore Nesbitt Johnston
Catherine MacDonald Johnston
Susan Dana Johnston
Mary Hemrod Johnston
Marion Elizabeth Johnston

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1856Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Iowa, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Iowa, Iowa, United States
    Age 17
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a farm bailiff, responsible for overseeing the collection of rent in kind into the barns and storehouses of the lord of the manor. This official had the Anglo-Norman French title grainger, Old French grangier, from Late Latin granicarius, a derivative of granica ‘granary’ (see Grange ).French: from Old French grangier (see 1 above), an occupational name for an owner of a granary or a status name for a tenant farmer, a sharecropper.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Cath Johnston in household of Geo Johnston, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Catherine Johnson in household of Geo Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Granger in entry for Susie Dana Sprague, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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