Matilda Buchanen

1835–before 1878 (Age 43)
Maine, United States

The Life of Matilda

Matilda Buchanen was born in 1835, in Maine, United States. She married David Wright Baxter on 27 June 1867, in Bergen, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died before 1878, in Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 42.

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David Wright Baxter
1842–1895
Matilda Buchanen
1835–1878
Marriage: 27 June 1867
Emma Baxter
1869–1958

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 June 1867
Bergen, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States
children

(1)

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.
1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 3

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 16

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Buchanan .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Matilda Buchanan, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Matilda Buchanan in entry for Fredrick A. Geesa and Ethel Baxter, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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