Harriet Painter

1 February 1837–25 November 1870 (Age 33)
Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriet

When Harriet Painter was born on 1 February 1837, in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Painter, was 44 and her mother, Ann Sims, was 44. She married John MacLean on 29 July 1855, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and St John the Baptist, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 25 November 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Arthur McKnight
Harriet Painter
Marriage: 20 December 1862
Harriett McKnight
Labelle McKnight
Ursula A McKnight
Joseph W McKnight

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English peintour, painter, peintir, penter, pointour (Old French peintour, paintour) ‘painter of images (on walls, screens, shields, etc.), colorist (of statues, figurines, chests, etc.), artist’. In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at Saint Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in England.Americanized form of German Bender . Compare Bainter .Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Pajntar or Panjtar, topographic names from the field name Pajnta or Na Pajnti, which is derived from Middle High German biunt(e) ‘fenced agricultural land’ (compare German Paintner ), or perhaps from Bavarian Middle High German pant ‘band’ (compare Panter 4).

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

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    Letter by Milo Andrus - Liverpool to New York 23 Apr 1861 - 21 May 1861

    Ship Underwriter (50 miles from New York) May 21, 1861.President G. [George] Q. Cannon. Dear Brother,--We address a few lines to you with pleasure, knowing the anxiety which will be felt concerning t …

    Sources (34)

    • Harriet McKnight in household of James McKnight, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harriet Pinter Mcknight in entry for Annie Mcclain Odgers, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Harriett Painter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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