Christina <I>Howie</I> Lindsay Muir

Christina Howie Lindsay Muir

Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Death 25 Jul 1906 (aged 83)
Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Burial Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Plot A_416_2
Memorial ID 36788610 · View Source
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Parents: William Howie and Jane Blackwood

She worked as a dairy maid in her early teens. She married William Lindsay in 1844, and they joined the Mormon Church in 1848, which caused her family to disown her.

Christina never gave up hope and by means of the Church Emigration Fund was able to bring her family to Utah arriving September 21, 1862. She came directly to Heber, Utah, traveling across the plains by ox team.

In the fall of 1863, Christina married George Muir and became a polygamous wife. George set up two homes, one for each wife, side by side in Heber.

George set up two homes, one for each wife, side by side in Heber. In 1885 George and Christina took up a homestead of 80 acres in Center Creek. They lived on it to prove title. Most of this time George was away working either for the Union Pacific Railroad or in coal mines, so most of the profiding of this homestead can be credited to Christina.

Christina was a very independent woman and made much of the living for her entire family. She took in sewing, worked in the fields and acted as a midwife for the Heber Valley for many years.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 36788610
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