Stephen Lafayette Martindale III

Male9 June 1823–9 February 1906

Brief Life History of Stephen Lafayette

When Stephen Lafayette Martindale III was born on 9 June 1823, in Tinmouth, Rutland, Republic of Vermont, his father, Rev. Stephen Martindale Jr, was 35 and his mother, Diantha Kent, was 36. He married Catherine Jeanette Howard on 9 October 1855, in Barre City, Washington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 9 February 1906, in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States.

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Stephen Lafayette Martindale III
Catherine Jeanette Howard
Marriage: 9 October 1855
Anna Martindale
Stephen Martindale IV
Edward S. Martindale

Sources (14)

  • Stephen Martindale, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Stephen Martindale, "Vermont Marriages, 1791-1974"
  • Stephen Martindale, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1820-1907"

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  • Marriage
    9 October 1855Barre City, Washington, Vermont, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 6

    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)


    Age 23

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, first recorded in 1220 in its present form. There is a chapel of Saint Martin here, and the valley (see Dale ) may be named from this. Alternatively, there may have been a landowner here called Martin, and the church dedication may be due to popular association of his name with that of the saint.

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

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