Martha Slade

1 February 1856–19 April 1932 (Age 76)
Crewkerne, Somerset, England

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Slade was born on 1 February 1856, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, her father, William Slade, was 30 and her mother, Amelia Lacey, was 28. She married William Henderson Dickson on 22 March 1872, in Richville, Morgan, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 19 April 1932, in Richville, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Porterville Cemetery, Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henderson Dickson
Martha Slade
Marriage: 22 March 1872
John Henry Dickson
William Stuart Dickson
Albert Douglas Dickson
Mary Amelia Dickson
Eliza Dickson
Wallace Henderson Dickson
Martha May Dickson
Edna Dickson
Lucy Dickson
Leroy Slade Dickson
Wilden Reed Dickson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 March 1872Richville, Morgan, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 7
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 20
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English (Somerset): from Middle English slade ‘valley, low-lying marshy ground’ (Old English slæd). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a valley or marsh, or habitational, for someone from any of several minor places so named: the placename Slade is especially common in Devon, where eighteen examples are known.

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

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    Brief History of Martha Slade and William Henderson Dickson

    Lived last years in the same home with my grandfather, Reed Dickson, and my mother. The sweetest lady. Martha Slade was born in Crewkerne, England on 31 January 1856, to William Slade and Amelia Lac …

    Sources (45)

    • Martha Deane in household of Amelia Deane, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha Slade in entry for Leroy Slade Dickson and Anna Mohr, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Martha Slade in entry for Edna Dickson Cook, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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