Dorotha Elizabeth Holeton

1851–7 December 1929 (Age 78)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Dorotha Elizabeth

When Dorotha Elizabeth Holeton was born in 1851, in Iowa, United States, her father, John M. Holeton, was 46 and her mother, Sarah Fry, was 25. She married Thomas J Popejoy on 21 January 1873, in Harrison, Iowa, United States. She lived in Morgan Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 7 December 1929, at the age of 78, and was buried in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Thomas J Popejoy
Dorotha Elizabeth Holeton
Marriage: 21 January 1873

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21 January 1873
Harrison, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably a variant of Halston, which is partly a habitational name from Halston in Shropshire, possibly named with the Old English personal name Ealh + tūn ‘settlement’, and partly derived from the Old Norse personal name Halsteinn. Alternatively, it may perhaps be a habitational name from Holstone in County Durham, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + stān ‘stone’.2 Possibly an Americanized form of Holstein .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisobath Holton in household of Mahlon Holton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizebeth Popejoy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth Popejoy in household of Thomas Popejoy, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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