Mattie Leota Craven

5 March 1867–6 January 1938 (Age 70)
Prairie Township, Davis, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mattie Leota

When Mattie Leota Craven was born on 5 March 1867, in Prairie Township, Davis, Iowa, United States, her father, John A. Craven, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Jane Wandel, was 34. She married William John Gould on 6 February 1890, in Davis, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jackson, Cowlitz, Washington, United States in 1925 and Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 6 January 1938, in Davis, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William John Gould
Mattie Leota Craven
Marriage: 6 February 1890
Harry Russell Gould
Lloyd Ewell Gould
Samuel Leroy Gould
Helen Craven Gould
John Vance Gould
Ross Kenneth Gould
Dorothy Lucille Gould

Spouse and Children

6 February 1890
Davis, Iowa, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John A. Craven


    Sarah Jane Wandel




    James Francis Craven


    Mary M. Craven


    Charles Grant Craven



    William Craven


World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 19

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crabháin (County Galway) or Mac Crabháin (Louth, Monaghan) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Crabhán’.2 English: regional name from the district of West Yorkshire so called, which is probably ‘garlic place’, from a British word, the ancestor of Welsh craf ‘garlic’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mattie Gould in household of William Gould, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Mattie Craven in household of William H Craven, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Mattie Cravens in household of William Cravens, "United States Census, 1880"

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