Harriet Quinlan

14 April 1837–8 February 1922 (Age 84)
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriet

When Harriet Quinlan was born on 14 April 1837, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, Patrick Frederick Quinlan, was 39 and her mother, Mary Done, was 30. She married James Lawson on 25 July 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Saint Helier, Jersey for about 10 years and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 8 February 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lawson
Harriet Quinlan
Marriage: 25 July 1863
Heber Michael Lawson
Isabella Elizabeth Lawson
Christina Agnes Lawson
Harriet Margaret Lawson
Harriet Margaret Lawson
Maud Mary Lawson
Blanche Louise Lawson
John Walter Lawson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 July 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    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.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Donal, Liam, Aileen, Caitlin, Cian, Conor, John Patrick, Kieran, Senan.Irish (Munster):shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoindealbháin ‘descendant of Caoindealbhán’, a personal name composed of the elements caoin ‘comely, fair’ + dealbh ‘form’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Harriet Quinlan conversion and immigration

    Harriet Quinlan was born in 1837 in Lanark, Scotland. She converted to the LDS Church, and was baptized in 1856 at age 19. She was the only member of her family to convert. She immigrated to the US …

    Sources (29)

    • Hariett Lawson in household of James Lawson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harriet Quinlan in entry for Charles V. Whiting and Blanche Louise Lawson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Harriet in entry for Heber Michael Lawson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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