Matilda Wardle

10 July 1847–6 February 1905 (Age 57)
Holt, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Matilda

When Matilda Wardle was born on 10 July 1847, in Holt, Missouri, United States, her father, John Wardle, was 31 and her mother, Harriet Ball, was 33. She married Samuel Tait Packwood on 6 January 1861, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington, United States in 1870 and Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1880. She died on 6 February 1905, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Tait Packwood
Matilda Wardle
Marriage: 6 January 1861
Dewitt Gilmore Packwood
Ronaldo Packwood
Romaldo Elsworth Packwood
Olive Ambrose Packwood
Gertrude Pauline Packwood
Roscoe Truman Packwood
Otto Otis Packwood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1861San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries 1852: Lewis, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Thurston, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Pierce, Oregon Territory, United States 1853: Pierce, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Pierce, Washington, United States
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from Wardle in Lancashire and possibly Wardle in Cheshire, both named with Old English weard-hyll ‘watch hill’. Compare Warden 2 and Wardlaw .habitational name from Weardale (Durham), which takes its name from the river Wear (related to the Indo-European root wis-, weis- ‘liquid, flow’ or wedōr- ‘water’) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Matilda Wardle in entry for Otto Otis Packwood, "Washington, King County Delayed Births, 1941-1942"
    • M Packwood in household of Ha* Compton, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Matilda Wardle in entry for Alto A Packard and Eva Oldham, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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