Mary Murray

16 February 1815–23 April 1873 (Age 58)
Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Murray was born on 16 February 1815, in Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Lackey Murry, was 25 and her mother, Martha Murry, was 25. She married Isaac Cooper on 18 February 1834, in Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 23 April 1873, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Isaac Cooper
Mary Murray
Marriage: 18 February 1834

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  • Marriage
    18 February 1834Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 17
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which derives from Celtic mori- ‘sea’ + treb- ‘settlement’. The founder of the Scottish house of Murray was a Fleming named Freskin who was granted Strathbrock in West Lothian and Duffus in Moray by David I. The family took its name from the region in the late 12th century.Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMurray .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘mariner’. Occasionally it may be a shortened form of McMurray .

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

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    • Mary Cooper in household of Isaac Cooper, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Cooper in household of Isaac Cooper, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary M. Cooper, "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"

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