Lavina Ballou

6 November 1825–25 July 1859 (Age 33)
Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Lavina

When Lavina Ballou was born on 6 November 1825, in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Welcome Ballou, was 43 and her mother, Lavina Chace, was 32. She married Daniel Wilbour on 23 May 1852. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 25 July 1859, in Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Daniel Wilbour
Lavina Ballou
Marriage: 23 May 1852
Lucy A. Wilbour

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23 May 1852


    Lucy A. Wilbour


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World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 10

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

Name Meaning

1 French: of uncertain origin; possibly related to Bal .2 Possibly a variant spelling of Bellew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lavina Walling in entry for Henry Hirst and Martha A. Walling, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Lovina Wilbur, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Lovina Wilbur, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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