Martin Van Buren Bedwell

February 1856–July 1901 (Age 45)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Martin Van Buren

When Martin Van Buren Bedwell was born in February 1856, in Iowa, United States, his father, Leftwich Bedwell, was 35 and his mother, Rebecca Elizabeth Howard, was 37. He married Aldora or Dora L. Burkhead on 8 May 1873, in Warren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Greenfield Township, Warren, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Osceola, Polk, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died in July 1901, in Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Medical Lake, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Van Buren Bedwell
1856–1901
Aldora or Dora L. Burkhead
1858–1901
Marriage: 8 May 1873
Millie B Bedwell
1874–1875
Cora M Bedwell
1877–1877
Minnie A Bedwell
1878–
Stella E. Bedwell
1881–
Irvin Bedwell
1883–
Emmett Everett Bedwell
1885–1968
Howard Bedwell
1889–
Leota M Bedwell
1891–
Clarence Bedwell
1895–1896
Leona Bedwell
1897–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 May 1873
Warren, Iowa, United States
children

(10)

    Millie B Bedwell

    Female1874–1875Female

    Female1877–1877Female

    Minnie A Bedwell

    Female1878–Female

    Stella E. Bedwell

    Female1881–Female

    Irvin Bedwell

    Male1883–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Leftwich Bedwell

    Male1820–1885Male

    Rebecca Elizabeth Howard

    Female1818–1871Female

siblings

(9)

    Amanda J. Bedwell

    Female1841–1920Female

    Eliza Bedwell

    Female1843–1908Female

    Mary Bedwell

    Female1846–1915Female

    Harriet Bedwell

    Female1848–1852Female

    William Jackson Bedwell

    Male1850–1872Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 1

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.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 14

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bidwell .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martin Bedwell in household of Leftrick Bedwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martin Bedwell in household of Leftrick Bedwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martin V Bedwell, "United States Census, 1880"

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