Matilda Spongberg

28 December 1869–9 January 1925 (Age 55)
Franklin, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Spongberg was born on 28 December 1869, in Franklin, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States, her father, Charles John Spongberg, was 43 and her mother, Jacobina Kerstine Funk, was 36. She married Charles Woodhouse on 2 September 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States for about 10 years and Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 9 January 1925, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Woodhouse
Matilda Spongberg
Marriage: 2 September 1903
Eleah Spongberg Woodhouse
Wanda Spongberg Woodhouse
Howard Spongberg Woodhouse
Guy Spongberg Woodhouse
Angela Monetos

Spouse and Children

2 September 1903
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

Age 17

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Swedish (Spångberg): ornamental name from spång- ‘footbridge’, ‘plank’ + berg ‘mountain’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Matilda S Woodhouse in household of Charles Woodhouse, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Matilda Spambery in household of Charles Spambery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Matilda Spongberg in household of Chas J. Spongberg, "United States Census, 1900"

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