Judith Oviatt

22 March 1841–12 November 1918 (Age 77)
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Judith

When Judith Oviatt was born on 22 March 1841, in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States, her father, Ira A Oviatt, was 36 and her mother, Ruth Fellows Bennett, was 32. She married Albert Knapp on 28 December 1857, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 12 November 1918, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James David Wilcox
1827–1916
Judith Oviatt
1841–1918
Marriage: 15 February 1862
Ruth Angelia Wilcox
1863–1864
Mary Evelyn Wilcox
1865–1867
Clara Orliva Wilcox
1868–1943
Thomas Ferris Wilcox
1870–1934
Susan Olive Wilcox
1872–1953
Cynthia Orilla Wilcox
1875–1955
Ira Herman Wilcox
1877–1896
Lewis Oviatt Wilcox
1879–1958
Orin Miller Wilcox
1881–1925
Ruby Lavenia Wilcox
1887–1977

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1862Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1863
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Surrey): variant of Ovett, a name mainly found in Sussex, probably from the Middle English personal name Uviet, spelled Ouyet. This could represent Old English Ūf(e)gēat or Ufegēat; the personal name Ufegeat is recorded in Old English documents but the length of the initial vowel is uncertain. With a long first vowel the name might be a compound of Old English ūf ‘owl’ + a linking vowel -e- + the tribal name Gēat. With a short initial vowel the first element could be ufe-, as in Old English ufemest ‘uppermost, highest’. An alternative possibility is that Uviet represents either of two other Old English names, Wulfgēat (male) or Wulfgȳth (female), with Wulf- shortened to Uf-. Final -et was presumably re-interpreted as the Old French, Middle English hypocoristic suffix -et, for which -ot was commonly substituted. The surname Ovett had a long history in Brighton (Sussex) and in the New Forest (Hampshire), but it also had a presence in the Midlands from at least the 16th century. The variant Oviatt, which is found mainly in Surrey, probably originates from the family in Hampshire or the South Midlands.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ovitt

    Sources (42)

    • Indath Knapp in household of Albert Knapp, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Judith Oviatt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Judith Oviatt in entry for Cynthia Orilla Criddle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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