James Powers Dwyer

22 November 1833–12 January 1915 (Age 81)
Bansha, County Tipperary, Ireland

The Life Summary of James Powers

When James Powers Dwyer was born on 22 November 1833, in Bansha, County Tipperary, Ireland, his father, Martin Dwyer, was 30 and his mother, Catherine Powers Dwyer, was 28. He married Sarah Ann Hammer on 27 April 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 12 January 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Powers Dwyer
Sarah Ann Hammer
Marriage: 27 April 1862
Mary Ada Dwyer
Marjorie Dwyer
Charles John Dwyer
George Jeremiah Dwyer
Sarah Edna Dwyer
Katharine Dwyer
Dorothy Dwyer
Phyllis Dwyer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 6
    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
    Age 30
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Parnell, Liam, Brigid, Cormac, Oonagh, Patrick Michael.Irish (southern Ireland): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhuidhir, a variant of Ó Duibhidhir (see Diver ), or Mac Duibhidhir ‘descendant of Duibhuidhir’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark, black’ + odhar ‘sallow, tawny’.

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

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    Sources (33)

    • James Dwyer, "United States Census, 1900"
    • James P. Dwyer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • James Dwyer in entry for Dorothy Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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