Irinda Spafford

FemaleSeptember 1829–30 June 1850

Brief Life History of Irinda

When Irinda Spafford was born in September 1829, in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, her father, Horace Spafford, was 32 and her mother, Martha Stiles, was 31. She married Spicer Wells Crandall on 30 September 1849, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 30 June 1850, in Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States.

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Spicer Wells Crandall
Irinda Spafford
Marriage: 30 September 1849

Sources (12)

  • Trinda Crandel, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
  • Irinda Spafford, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Irinda Spafford Crandall, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 September 1849Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (4)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    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 1

    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.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 7

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire):

    habitational name usually from Spalford (Nottinghamshire). The placename may derive from Old English Spaldas, the name of an Anglian tribe who settled chiefly in the fen-lands of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, or from spald ‘ditch, trench’ + ford ‘ford’.

    variant of Spofforth, a habitational name from Spofforth (Yorkshire), probably from Old English spot ‘small piece, plot of land’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Horace Spafford

    Horace Spafford was the son of an army man, born in Bergennes County, Vermont on January 23, 1797. His parents were Colonel Elijah Spafford and Irinda Skinner. Horace grew to manhood in the neigh …

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