Amanda McMurtry

4 February 1834–15 March 1918 (Age 84)
Washington, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Amanda

When Amanda McMurtry was born on 4 February 1834, in Washington, Missouri, United States, her father, Samuel C. McMurtry, was 36 and her mother, Julia Ann Morris, was 21. She married Alexander Brown on 21 May 1849, in Greenwood, El Dorado, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 15 March 1918, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Brown
Amanda McMurtry
Marriage: 21 May 1849
Mary Eliza Brown
Phoebie Brown
Alexander “Mormon” Brown Jr.
James Lysander Brown
Amanda Luella Brown
Samuel Laomi Brown
Lois Brown
William Riley Brown
Effie Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1849Greenwood, El Dorado, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 4
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    Age 26
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muircheartaigh (Scottish Gaelic Mac Muircheartaigh) ‘son of Muircheartach’, a personal name meaning ‘navigator’, from muir ‘sea’ + ceartach ‘ruler’. This modern form of an Irish and Scottish surname with many variants has an additional r in the final syllable. Compare McMurdo , and Moriarty .

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Amanda Brown in household of Alexander Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Amanda McMurtrie in entry for W R Brown and Hattie L Bishop Dernberger, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Amanda Mcmurtry in entry for Lois Brown Hutchens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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