Madeline Strickland

February 1827–4 March 1914 (Age 87)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Madeline

Madeline Strickland was born in February 1827, in Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Alanson Strickland and Nancy. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with John G Botsford. She lived in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Detroit Ward 3, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 4 March 1914, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87.

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John G Botsford
Madeline Strickland
David Botsford
Clarence Emery Botsford
Cora Botsford
Bertie Bottsford
Alice Madeline Bottsford

Spouse and Children



    David Botsford




    Bertie Bottsford


    Alice Madeline Bottsford


Parents and Siblings

    Alanson Strickland






World Events (8)


Age 10

Michigan is the 26th state.
1848 · State Capital Moves to Lansing

Age 21

Detroit fought to maintain the Capitol within its jurisdiction, but communities in the growing western part of the state had reasons for wanting a move inland. This move would make the Capitol more easily defensible in case of another war between the British and the U.S. like that of the War of 1812. Proponents of moving the capitol also sought to make the government more accessible to the people throughout the state. Construction began in 1847 on a temporary state capitol building in Lansing. It was a simple two-story wood frame structure, painted white with green wooden shutters and topped by a tin cupola. The building was sold when the permanent capitol building opened in 1879 and, like the first capitol, it was later destroyed by a fire in 1882.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 27

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from Old English styr(i)c, steorc ‘bullock’ + land ‘land’, ‘pasture’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Madeline Botsford in household of Hugh O Connor, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Madaline Botsford in household of John G Botsford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Madaline M Botsford in household of David Botsford, "United States Census, 1850"

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