James Syme

20 May 1850–24 July 1940 (Age 90)
Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Syme was born on 20 May 1850, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Syme, was 25 and his mother, Barbara Wyley, was 30. He married Christena Christensen on 26 September 1876, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wales, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States in 1880 and Moroni Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 24 July 1940, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Moroni City Cemetery, Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Syme
Christena Christensen
Marriage: 26 September 1876
James Syme Jr.
John Nelson Syme
Laura Syme
Robert Syme
Mary Christiane Syme
Daniel Christensen Syme
Leslie Ray Syme
Roger Ellis Syme
Barbara Christena Syme

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1876Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 6
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 25
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: from a variant of the medieval personal name Sim, a short form of Simon .

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

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    Sources (35)

    • James Syme, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • James Lyme in household of Christina Lyme, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James Syme, "United States Census, 1900"

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