Lydia Knight Mecham

29 November 1849–12 December 1928 (Age 79)
Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia Knight

When Lydia Knight Mecham was born on 29 November 1849, in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, Lewis Mecham Sr, was 35 and her mother, Lydia Wells, was 32. She married James Herbert on 17 November 1867, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 12 December 1928, in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Herbert
Lydia Knight Mecham
Marriage: 17 November 1867
James Josiah Herbert
John Lewis Herbert
Thomas Rowland Herbert
Don Diego Herbert
Lydia Elizabeth Herbert
Esther Alecta Herbert
Isaac Moroni Herbert
Mary Elvira Herbert
Brigham Ephriam Herbert
David Herbert
Joshua Curtis Herbert
Johnathan Marion Herbert
Sarah Samantha Herbert
Nephi Herbert

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1867Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Meacham .

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

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    Story Highlight

    James and Lydia K. Mecham Herbert by Irene Tisdale gg granddaughter

    James Herbert was born 2 Aug 1842 in Mitchel Troy, Monmouth, England to Thomas Rowland Herbert and Esther Lewis. James joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1852 in England and ca …

    Sources (18)

    • Lydia N Herbert, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Lydia Herbert in entry for Lydia Or Bertha Elizabeth Fausett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Lydia Mecham in household of Lewis Mecham, "United States Census, 1860"

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