Walter Muir

25 July 1844–17 December 1909 (Age 65)
West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Walter

When Walter Muir was born on 25 July 1844, in West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Walter Muir, was 35 and his mother, Mary Bell Ross, was 29. He married Margaret Bassett on 29 December 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fauldhouse, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 17 December 1909, in Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Muir
Margaret Bassett
Marriage: 29 December 1877
Walter Bassett Muir
Frederick George Muir
Margaret Muir
Mary Muir
Thomas Bassett Muir
William Bassett Muir
Royal Bassett Muir
Joseph Bassett Muir
Melvin Bassett Muir
Raymond Bassett Muir

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1877Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.
    Age 3
    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from Older Scots muir ‘moor’ (an expanse of bare, wild upland country). There has been some confusion with Mure .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Walter Muir and Margaret Bassett Story by Carma Muir Golding

    Walter Muir and Margaret Bassett Story by Carma Muir Golding Contributed: 23 August 2014 Walter Muir was born on 25 Jul 1844 in the little village of Bankhead in West Calder parish, Edinburgh, now …

    Sources (47)

    • Walter Muir, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Walter Muir in entry for Melvin Muir and Mabel Ricks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Walter B Muir in entry for Melvin Bassett Muir, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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