Mahala Lowder

1829–25 May 1876 (Age 47)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mahala

When Mahala Lowder was born in 1829, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Solomon Lowder, was 34 and her mother, Jane Leonard, was 32. She married Greenville N. Spicklemire on 4 October 1849, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Middle Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 25 May 1876, in Muncie, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Muncie, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Greenville N. Spicklemire
Mahala Lowder
Marriage: 4 October 1849
William C. Spicklemire
Eliza J. Spicklemire
Amanda A. Spicklemire
John T. Spicklemire
Mary A. Spickelmire
Wyatt L Spickelmire
Emma Spickelmire

Spouse and Children

4 October 1849
Hendricks, Indiana, United States


    William C. Spicklemire


    Eliza J. Spicklemire


    Amanda A. Spicklemire


    John T. Spicklemire


    Mary A. Spickelmire


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World Events (8)

1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 7

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 19

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern Irish, and northern English: variant of Lauder .2 Americanized spelling of German Lauter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mahala Spekelmire in household of Greenville N Spekelmire, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahala Spickelmire in household of Greenville Spickelmire, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mahala Spicklemire in household of Grt Spicklemire, "United States Census, 1860"

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