Walter Granger

4 August 1821–6 May 1904 (Age 82)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Walter

When Walter Granger was born on 4 August 1821, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Sandilands Granger, was 42 and his mother, Catherine MacDonald, was 28. He married Catherine Guthrie on 21 February 1841, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880 and Summit, Iron, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 6 May 1904, in Enoch, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Granger
Catherine Guthrie
Marriage: 21 February 1841
Robert Sandilands Granger
Agnes Inwright Granger
William Guthrie Granger
Alexander Fullerton
Catherine McDonald Granger
Walter Granger Jr
Andrew Sproul Granger
Archibald Granger
Christina Granger
Elizabeth Granger
Peter Granger
John Guthrie Granger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1841Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.
    Age 1
    The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a farm bailiff, responsible for overseeing the collection of rent in kind into the barns and storehouses of the lord of the manor. This official had the Anglo-Norman French title grainger, Old French grangier, from Late Latin granicarius, a derivative of granica ‘granary’ (see Grange ).French: from Old French grangier (see 1 above), an occupational name for an owner of a granary or a status name for a tenant farmer, a sharecropper.

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

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    Sources (42)

    • Walter Grainger in household of Geo Sinnott, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Walter Granger in entry for Joseph R Montez and Nellie Ortega, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Walter Granger in entry for Catherine Granger Bell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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