Lora Ann DeMill

2 June 1828–6 April 1870 (Age 41)
Colesville, Broome, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Lora Ann

When Lora Ann DeMill was born on 2 June 1828, in Colesville, Broome, New York, United States, her father, Freeborn DeMill, was 33 and her mother, Anna Knight, was 24. She married Samuel Kendall Gifford on 1 October 1848, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 6 April 1870, in Springdale, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Shonesburg, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Kendall Gifford
Lora Ann DeMill
Marriage: 1 October 1848
Alpheus Gifford
Carnelia Gifford
Cyrus Gifford
Oliver DeMill Gifford
Samuel Kendall Gifford Jr.
Sophronia Gifford
Freeborn DeMille Gifford
Lora Ann Gifford
Adelia Mariah Gifford
Moses Elias Gifford Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1848Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 1
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 18
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Flemish: Frenchified (or Americanized) form of De Mil or Demil, a variant of De Mul, an occupational name for a miller, from a short form of mulder ‘miller’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Oliver DeMill Gifford, Sr.

    OLIVER DEMILL GIFFORD, SR. Born 10 December 1854 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, Oliver DeMill Gifford was the …

    Sources (26)

    • 1860 United States Census for Lora Ann DeMill Gifford in household of Samuel Kendall Gifford
    • Laura Demiolls in entry for Laura Ann Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • 1850 United States Census for Lora Ann DeMill Gifford in household of Samuel Kendall Gifford

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