Joseph Myron Mansfield

24 November 1832–1921 (Age 88)
New York, United States

The Life of Joseph Myron

When Joseph Myron Mansfield was born on 24 November 1832, in New York, United States, his father, Ira Mansfield, was 29 and his mother, Mahala C Gates, was 20. He married Anna Ama Amy Jane Fitch on 9 March 1854, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. He lived in Delaware Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died in 1921, in Delaware, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Myron Mansfield
Ellen Augusta Wilder
Marriage: 8 September 1858
Effie E. Mansfield
Emma Jane Mansfield
Elnora Nora Mansfield

Spouse and Children

8 September 1858
Honey Creek Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ira Mansfield


    Mahala C Gates




    Jane Emma Mansfield



    Nancy Ann Mansfield


    Mary Ann Mansfield


    John Gates Mansfield


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire. The early forms, from Domesday Book to the early 13th century, show the first element uniformly as Mam-, and it is therefore likely that this was a British hill-name meaning ‘breast’ ( compare Manchester ), with the later addition of Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ ( see Field ) as the second element. The surname is now widespread throughout Midland and southern England and is also common in Ireland.2 Irish: when not an importation of 1, this is an altered form of the Norman name Manville ( see Mandeville ).3 Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Mansfeld, a habitational name for someone from a place so called in Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Mansfield in household of Richard Molter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph M Mansfield, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Joseph M Mansfield, "United States Census, 1870"

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