Alice Cecelia Underwood

16 June 1858–2 July 1927 (Age 69)
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alice Cecelia

When Alice Cecelia Underwood was born on 16 June 1858, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Joseph Underwood, was 23 and her mother, Cecelia Baldrey, was 22. She married Joseph Kendrick Shupe on 2 December 1876, in Fairview, Oneida, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Ammon, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1920. She died on 2 July 1927, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Kendrick Shupe
Alice Cecelia Underwood
Marriage: 2 December 1876
Mary Katherine Shupe
Sarah Alice Shupe
Joseph William Shupe
James Franklin Shupe
John Riley Shupe
Charles Robert Shupe
Cecelia Baldry Shupe
Bessie Louise Shupe
George Frederick Shupe

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1876Fairview, Oneida, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 9
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 11
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
    Age 24
    Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived below a wood on a hillside, from Middle English under + wude, wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name for someone from any place so named.History: Joseph Underwood emigrated from England to Watertown, MA, in 1637. William Underwood came from England to Concord, MA, before 1640, later settling in Chelmsford, MA. In VA, the name was established by Thomas William Underwood, who came from Norfolk, England, in 1675.

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

    Story Highlight

    History of Fairview by Sara Mae Camp

    In 1983 a post office was established in Fairview with William J. Underwood as the first postmaster, serving until 1890. The Underwoods had a blacksmith shop at the west end of the town. Cecelia Und …

    Sources (27)

    • Alice Shupe, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alice Underwood in household of Wm Underwood, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Alice Underwood in entry for Alice Fiefield, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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