Almira Martha Wilcox

Female22 April 1809–21 November 1887

Brief Life History of Almira Martha

When Almira Martha Wilcox was born on 22 April 1809, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Reuben Wilcox, was 41 and her mother, Theda Merril, was 38. She married Allen Calvin Root on 23 June 1829, in Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Omaha Township, Thurston, Nebraska, United States in 1880. She died on 21 November 1887, in Decatur, Burt, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Decatur, Burt, Nebraska, United States.

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Allen Calvin Root
Almira Martha Wilcox
Marriage: 23 June 1829
Sophie Antoinett Root
Frank Allen Root
Clara E. Root
Sierra Nevada Root

Sources (3)

  • Almirah Root in household of Frank Stillman, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Alma W. Eleox in entry for Frank Stillman, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Marthe A Root in household of Allon C Root, "United States Census, 1880"

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  • Marriage
    23 June 1829Columbia, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 3

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 21

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Flintshire): variant of Wilcock , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is based on the pronunciation.

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

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