John McRae

30 January 1836–28 February 1912 (Age 76)
Ripley, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John McRae was born on 30 January 1836, in Ripley, Indiana, United States, his father, Alexander McRae, was 28 and his mother, Eunice Fitzgerald, was 17. He married Roxey Abigail Pierce on 19 March 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Mountain Dell, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 28 February 1912, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John McRae
1836–1912
Roxey Abigail Pierce
1840–1882
Marriage: 19 March 1856
Mary Ann Mc Rae
1857–1930
John McRae
1860–1923
Joseph Mc Rae
1861–1936
Eunice Maria Mc Rae
1865–1902
Adeline Roxey McRae
1866–1942
Alexander Mc Rae
1868–1869
Harriet Augusta Mc Rae
1870–1956
William Jenkins McRae
1872–1932
Kenneth Mc Rae
1874–1876
Martha Abigail Mc Rae
1876–1929
Matthew McRae
1877–
Walter Daniel Mc Rae
1879–1887
Lois Ann Minnetta Mc Rae
1880–1967

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 March 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    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.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 20
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of a patronymic from the Gaelic personal name Mac Raith ‘son of grace or prosperity’. Compare McGrath , the usual Irish form of this surname.

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

    Possible Related Names

    McCrae
    McRea
    McCray
    McRee
    Rae
    McGrath
    McCrea
    Wray
    Mackereth
    McCree
    McRay

    Sources (62)

    • John Mc Rae in entry for William Mc Rae, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Mc Crae, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John in entry for Roxie Abigail Mcrae, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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