James Andrus

14 June 1835–8 December 1914 (Age 79)
Florence Township, Huron, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Andrus was born on 14 June 1835, in Florence Township, Huron, Ohio, United States, his father, Milo Andrus, was 21 and his mother, Abigail Jane Daley, was 20. 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 79, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Andrus
Manomas Lovina Gibson
Marriage: 17 September 1863
George Judson Andrus
Medora Andrus
John Edwin Andrus
Moses Willard Andrus
Robert Nathaniel Andrus
Alexander Burto Andrus
Charles Andrus
Thomas Garland Andrus
Vilate Andrus
Ethel Andrus
Pearl Andrus

Spouse and Children

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


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 4
    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.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 26
    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.

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    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 (72)

    • 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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