Catherine A. Hand

March 1839–1 March 1867 (Age 28)
Galway, County Galway, Ireland

The Life Summary of Catherine A.

When Catherine A. Hand was born in March 1839, in Galway, County Galway, Ireland, her father, Lawrence Hand, was 35 and her mother, Bridgit Miles, was 25. She married Caleb Luker about 1859, in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1860. She died on 1 March 1867, in Black Rock, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Utah, United States.

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Caleb Luker
Catherine A. Hand
Marriage: about 1859
Mary Matilda Luker
Elisha John Luker
Caleb Luker Jr.
Bryant Luker

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  • Marriage
    about 1859Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (5)

    Age 1
    The County of Hudson was created in 1840, named after the great river and its namesake, the English explorer, Henry Hudson, who landed his vessel the Half Moon at what is now the City of Hoboken in September of 1609
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 8
    A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, and Dutch: nickname for someone with a peculiarity or deformity of the hand or perhaps to skill in its use, from Middle English hond(e), hand(e), Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Johan metter hant (Rijkhoven 1284), Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383).Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1 above).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh (see Guthrie ), as a result of association with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, such as Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Catharine A Luker in household of Caleb Luker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Catherine H Luker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949"
    • Catherine in entry for Elias John Luker, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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