James Laman Killian

16 September 1845–18 May 1903 (Age 57)
New London, Henry, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of James Laman

When James Laman Killian was born on 16 September 1845, in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States, his father, Ethan Demaris, was 34 and his mother, Miriam Elizabeth Sampson, was 22. He married Rachel Powell on 18 November 1866, in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 18 May 1903, in Orangeville, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Orangeville Cemetery, Orangeville, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Laman Killian
Rachel Powell
Marriage: 18 November 1866
James William Killian
George Edward Killian
Thomas Heber Killian
Maria Elizabeth Killian
Charles Willard Killian
John Franklin Killian
Albert Killian
Dennis Layman Killian
Rachel Emma Killian
Marvin Demaris Killian
Elgie Ern Killian

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1866Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 1
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Killeen .German and Dutch: variant of Kilian .

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

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    A True Indian Story

    A True Indian Story What a night it was, that spring back in the late 1860's. Rain came in torrents, and the heavens were as black as pitch, except as the bolts of lightning tore open the sky. J …

    Sources (44)

    • James L Killian in entry for James W Killian, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Killian, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James S. Killian in entry for Thomas Heber Killian, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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