Marcia Eliza Knowlton

14 December 1841–17 May 1851 (Age 9)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Marcia Eliza

When Marcia Eliza Knowlton was born on 14 December 1841, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Sidney Algernon Knowlton, was 49 and her mother, Harriet Burnham, was 44. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1849. She died on 17 May 1851, at the age of 9, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sidney Algernon Knowlton
Harriet Burnham
Ruhamah Burnham Knowlton
Harriet Virginia Knowlton
Martha Jane Knowlton
Julia Ann Knowlton
Ephraim Knowlton
Mary Ann Knowlton
George Washington Knowlton
John Quincy Knowlton
Benjamin Franklin Knowlton
Marcia Eliza Knowlton

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World Events (3)

Age 5
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 7
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.
Age 7
Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent. Both are named from Old English cnoll ‘knoll, hilltop’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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Sources (14)

  • Marcia ? Knowlton in household of Sidney Knowlton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marcia Eliza Knolton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Marsha Eliza Knowlton, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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