Ruth Keysor (Wyllie) (1830 - 1891)

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Birthplace: Johnson, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
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About Ruth Keysor (Wyllie)

Liverpool to Philadelphia on the Juventa (31 Mar 1855 - 5 May 1855)

Ruth and her mother crossed the plains in Captain Brown's company and arrived in the Valley Sept. 5, 1855.

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Birth: May 1, 1830, Scotland

Death: Mar. 25, 1891 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Birth is also recorded as 30 Apr 1829, Tamlaght, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Daughter of Oliver Wyley/Wyllie and Mary Ann George

Married Guy Messiah Keysor, 17 Sep 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - James Bernard Keysor, Peter Moroni Keysor, Ruth Susan Independence Keysor, Mary Mersilva Keysor, Ephraim Manassa Keysor, William George Keysor, Rebecca Harriet Keysor

Ruth Wyllie, was born at Johnson, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Her mother, together with her children, were baptized early in January, 1847, at Glasgow, Scotland, in a stream where they had to break the ice before the ordinance could be performed. The family afterwards moved to Manchester, England, and later to Liverpool, whence they sailed for America on a sailing vessel.

On the voyage Ruth took sick, and when about three days out from Liverpool, according to her own statement, her spirit left her body and visited two of her sisters who had been left in England. These two sisters desired to have her spirit remain with them, but she refused to stay, telling the sisters that if she did so her body would be thrown overboard. The next morning each of the two sisters set out in search of the other, in order to recount the experience of the night, and met each other on the way.

Sister Ruth and her mother crossed the plains in Captain Brown's company and arrived in the Valley Sept. 5, 1855.

She became the wife of Guy Messiah Keysor of Salt Lake City Sept. 19, 1885. She bore her husband seven children, namely: Mary Merselvia, James Barnard, William George, Rebecca Harriet, Peter Moroni, Ephraim Manassa and Ruth Susan Independence.

Just before Johnston's Army arrived in the Valley she, like many others, went south (at the time of the general move) as far as Salt Creek (Nephi).

Sister Keysor was a faithful Latter-day Saint, and for many years an active member of the Relief Society of the 8th Ward, Salt Lake City.


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Spouse:
  • Guy Messiah Keysor (1816 - 1885)*
Children:
  • Mary Mersilva Keysor (1856 - 1875)*
  • James Bernard Keysor (1858 - 1932)*
  • Rebecca Harriet Keysor Anderson (1860 - 1944)*
  • William George Keysor (1861 - 1930)*
  • Moroni Peter Keysor (1864 - 1922)*
  • Ephraim Manassa Keysor (1867 - 1951)*
  • Ruth Susan Independence Keysor McCullough (1870 - 1959)*

Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: E_5_4__

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Ruth Keysor's Timeline

1830
May 1, 1830
Johnson, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1855
September 17, 1855
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1856
August 10, 1856
Age 26
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1860
November 20, 1860
Age 30
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1861
November 21, 1861
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1891
March 25, 1891
Age 60
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
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Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA