Clarissa Ames

16 December 1827–24 July 1910 (Age 82)
Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Clarissa

When Clarissa Ames was born on 16 December 1827, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States, her father, Ira V Ames, was 23 and her mother, Charity Carter, was 19. She married Thomas LaFlesh Munjar on 16 July 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 24 July 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philip Pugsley
Clarissa Ames
Marriage: 24 August 1855
Sarah Isabel Pugsley
Mary Pugsley
Clarissa Pugsley
George Pugsley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 August 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 12
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 23
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Amis or from the feminine form, Amice. The Old French word amis, is from Latin amicus ‘friend’, which was used in Late Latin as a term for a man of the lower classes, in particular a slave. There were also derivatives of this as personal names, in particular masculine Amicius and feminine Amicia. Both were in use as personal names in England and may have contributed to the surname.German: perhaps a nickname for an active person, from an ancient Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’.Dutch: possibly a patronymic from Ame a common personal name in Holland and Friesland, an abbreviated form of an ancient Germanic personal name, perhaps beginning with amel ‘strong’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Philip Pugsley II (1859-1931) Written by Nellie Druce Pugsley Becker

    Philip Pugsley Jr. 1822-1903 Compiled by Nellie Pugsley Becker (1976) Philip Pugsley, Jr. and his wife Martha Roach Pugsley came to Utah in 1853. Philip Pugsley, Jr. was born in England, Decembe …

    Sources (41)

    • Clarissa Ames in entry for George Pugsley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Clarissa Pugsley in household of Philip Pugsley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Clarrisa Ames P in entry for Chas Jno William Pugsley, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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