Fanny Maria Atwood

Brief Life History of Fanny Maria

When Fanny Maria Atwood was born on 7 October 1830, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Dan Atwood, was 42 and her mother, Polly Sawyer, was 40. She married Edson Merrit Stowell on 23 April 1849, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Promontory, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 9 December 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Minerly Steers
1836–1918
Fanny Maria Atwood
1830–1902
Marriage: 3 December 1858
Elijah M. Steers
1859–1863
William Arthur Steers
1861–1863
Ettola O Steers
1863–1937
Warren E. Steers
1865–

Sources (39)

  • Fanny Case in household of William P Case, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Fanny Maria Atwood - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Fannie Maria Atwood
  • Fanny M. Atwood, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1847

Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1850

Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English atte wode (Old English æt thǣm wuda) ‘by the wood’.

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

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