Joseph Smith McFate

16 February 1845–6 October 1930 (Age 85)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith McFate was born on 16 February 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, James McLean McFate, was 42 and his mother, Lucy Thompson Lisk, was 24. He married Olive Eliza Tenney on 6 February 1863. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Alpine, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1900 and Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1868. He died on 6 October 1930, in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith McFate
Olive Eliza Tenney
Marriage: 6 February 1863
Lucy Olive McFate
Rowena Celestia McFate
Joseph Nathan McFate
Mary Mariah McFate
Ammon Mishic McFate
James Smith McFate
Olive Eliza Mcfate
Edgar Clark McFate
Printha McFate
Clara McFate
Roy Lisk McFate
Leola McFate
Don Jay McFate

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 February 1863
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
    Age 1
    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 23
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phaid, a patronymicfrom a pet form of the Gaelic form of the personal name Patrick .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Several Accounts of The birth of Marvelous Flood Tenney and his sister Olive's engagement to the courageous Cowboy McFate.

    This Version is told by Pat Hendrix as was told to him by his Uncle Boyd Tenney. The Nathan Cram, and Olive Tenney Family had built a dwelling in a dug out in the banks of the Virgin River in the se …

    Sources (66)

    • Joseph S McFate in entry for Olive Eliza Wilkins, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph McFate in household of Nathan C Tenney, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Smith Mcfate, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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