Elvira Narcissa Mathews

25 February 1839–1863 (Age 23)
Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Elvira Narcissa

When Elvira Narcissa Mathews was born on 25 February 1839, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, her father, William Mathews, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Adeline Henderson, was 31. She married John Ward Christian in 1857, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1852. She died in 1863, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Ward Christian
Elvira Narcissa Mathews
Marriage: 1857
John Ward Christian Jr
Inez Josephine Christian

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  • Marriage
    1857Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated
    Age 11
    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 18
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from Mathew ; a variant of Matthews . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages.History: Among the earliest bearers of the name in North America was Samuel Mathews (c. 1600–c. 1657), who came to VA from London c. 1618. He established a plantation at the mouth of the Warwick River, which was at first called Mathews Manor; later its name was changed to Denbigh. He was one of the most powerful and influential men in the early affairs of the colony. He (or possibly his son, who bore the same name) was governor of the colony from 1657 until his death in 1660.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Elizabeth Inez Mathews in entry for John Ward Christian, "Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992"
    • Narcissa Matthews in household of William Matthews, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Narcissus Mathew in entry for Henry Bernard and Inez Josephine Christian, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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