Martin Van Buren Bedwell

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

The Life Summary 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
Aldora or Dora L. Burkhead
Marriage: 8 May 1873
Millie B Bedwell
Cora M Bedwell
Minnie A Bedwell
Stella Erman Bedwell
Irvin Bedwell
Emmett Everett Bedwell
Howard Bedwell
Leota M Bedwell
Clarence Bedwell
Leona Bedwell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1873Warren, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    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.
    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.

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    Sources (25)

    • Martin Bedwell in entry for Emmett Everett Bedwell, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Martin Bedwell in household of Leftrick Bedwell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • M Bidmell in entry for L Smith and Minnie A Bidwell, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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