James Andrus

14 June 1836–8 December 1914 (Age 78)
Florence Township, Huron, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Andrus was born on 14 June 1836, in Florence Township, Huron, Ohio, United States, his father, Milo Andrus, was 22 and his mother, Abigail Jane Daley, was 21. He married Laura Arrilla Altha Gibson on 11 March 1857, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1905. He died on 8 December 1914, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Andrus
1836–1914
Manomas Lovina Gibson
1842–1940
Marriage: 17 September 1863
George Judson Andrus
1863–1866
Medora Andrus
1866–1866
John Edwin Andrus
1868–1869
Moses Willard Andrus
1869–1941
Robert Nathaniel Andrus
1873–1874
Alexander Burto Andrus
1875–1949
Charles Andrus
1878–1948
Thomas Garland Andrus
1880–1921
Vilate Andrus
1882–1969
Ethel Andrus
1884–1935
Pearl Andrus
1887–1966

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 3
    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.
    1846
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 25
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Andrews .History: William Andrus came to Boston in 1635 and moved to New Haven in 1639, where he died in 1676.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Andrews
    Andruss

    Story Highlight

    Heart Throbs of the West - A History of James Andrus

    Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol. 6, p. 433 James Andrus was born June 14, 1835, at Florence, Huron County, Ohio, and died December 8, 1914, at St. George, Washington County, Utah. He c …

    Sources (71)

    • James A Andrus in household of Moses Willard Andrus, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • James Andrus, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Andrus, "United States Census, 1900"

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