Rachel Ann LeFevre

27 November 1851–4 March 1871 (Age 19)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Rachel Ann

When Rachel Ann LeFevre was born on 27 November 1851, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, her father, William LeFevre, was 18 and her mother, Hannah Holyoak, was 10. She married Andrew Williams about 1871, in Parowan, Iron, Utah Territory, United States. She died on 4 March 1871, in her hometown, at the age of 19, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Williams
1847–1921
Rachel Ann LeFevre
1851–1871
Marriage: about 1871

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1871
Parowan, Iron, Utah Territory, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (4)

1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 16

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

French (Lefèvre): occupational name for an ironworker or smith, Old French fevre. One of the most common names in France from an early date, this was taken to Britain and Ireland by the Normans, by the French to Canada, and by the Huguenots (with the variant form Lefebre) to colonial America and elsewhere.In Canada, there were so many bearers of this name that many nicknames and epithets (secondary surnames or ‘dit’ names) were employed to distinguish between one family and another. Thus, for example, the Lefevre called Descoteaux became Hill by translation, and the Lefevre called Boulanger became Baker . Since fevre ‘smith’ had ceded as a general vocabulary word to forgeron in French, the meaning of the name was no longer understood; in some cases it was reconstructed as Lafeve (Latin faba) and translated as Bean .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Ann Lefevre Williams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Lefevre Family Group Sheet: John Henry LeFevre born 1862
  • The Ancestry and Descendants of a Mormon Pioneer, William Le Fevre of Utah

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