Margaretta Patience Spickler

15 October 1847–24 March 1935 (Age 87)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaretta Patience

When Margaretta Patience Spickler was born on 15 October 1847, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Spickler, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Valentine Walker, was 21. She married Jacob Harrison Bell on 1 September 1868, in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Union Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 24 March 1935, in Coon Rapids, Carroll, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Carroll, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Harrison Bell
1843–1931
Margaretta Patience Spickler
1847–1935
Marriage: 1 September 1868
John Bell
1869–1955
Lorren A Bell
1870–1940
Jacob Benton Bell
1874–1939
Henry G Bell
1875–1965
Albert Guy Bell
1880–1952
Lulu Maud Bell
1880–
Eathel Anna Bell
1884–1968
Raymond Warren Bell
1890–1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 September 1868
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    John Spickler

    Male1818–1907Male

    Nancy Valentine Walker

    Female1825–1899Female

siblings

(11)

    Sarah Ellen Spickler

    Female1844–1925Female

    William Lee Spickler

    Male1846–1908Male

    Female1847–1935Female

    John Matthew Spickler

    Male1850–1936Male

    Samuel Henry Spickler

    Male1852–1931Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 1

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 10

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.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

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

German: topographic name for someone living near or working on a corduroy road or wooden bridge (across a swamp), from (Middle Low German) Middle High German specke + agent suffix -er.

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Bell in household of Jacob Bell, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Margaret Bell in household of Jacob Bell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Speckler in household of John Speckler, "United States Census, 1870"

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