Matilda Matija Padjen

27 December 1890–17 June 1981 (Age 90)
Oštra, Lika-Senj, Croatia

The Life of Matilda Matija

When Matilda Matija Padjen was born on 27 December 1890, in Oštra, Lika-Senj, Croatia, her father, John Padjen, was 26 and her mother, Annie Zdunich, was 22. She married Michael Umiljenovich on 15 July 1912, in Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Park City Election Precinct, Summit, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 17 June 1981, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Michael Umiljenovich
Matilda Matija Padjen
Marriage: 15 July 1912
Annie M Umiljenovich
Frank Byer
Ida Umiljenovich Byer
John Umiljenovich Byer
Stillborn Umiljenovich
Tony Umiljenovich
Michael Matthew Umiljenovich
Stillborn Umiljenovich

Spouse and Children

15 July 1912
Summit, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 6

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Páidín ( see McPadden ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Matilda in household of Michael, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Matilda Toly in household of Victor Toly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Matilda Toly in household of Victor C Toly, "United States Census, 1940"

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