Harriet Lucretia Veatch

6 May 1838–24 April 1921 (Age 82)
Enfield, White, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harriet Lucretia

When Harriet Lucretia Veatch was born on 6 May 1838, in Enfield, White, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Veatch, was 47 and her mother, Mary Ellen Miller, was 45. She married John Calvin Wallace on 30 April 1857. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Oregon, United States in 1870 and Lane, Oregon, United States in 1920. She died on 24 April 1921, in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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John Calvin Wallace
Harriet Lucretia Veatch
Marriage: 30 April 1857
Julia Ella Wallace
Harvey Minor Wallace
James Newton Wallace
Sophronia Alice Wallace
Surphinia Ann Wallace
Daisy Dean Wallace
Caltha Euphemia Wallace

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30 April 1857


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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 17

Historical Boundaries - 1855: Lane, Oregon Territory, United States 1859: Lane, Oregon, United States

Age 22

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Veitch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriett L Wallace in household of J C Wallace, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriett T Wallace in household of John C Wallace, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet L Wallace in household of James N Wallace, "United States Census, 1910"

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