Martha Spencer Sugden

1 December 1844–19 June 1936 (Age 91)
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha Spencer

When Martha Spencer Sugden was born on 1 December 1844, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Matthew Sugden, was 41 and her mother, Mary Spencer, was 36. She married Jonas Nuttall Beck on 15 September 1866, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900 and Newton, Cache, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 June 1936, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonas Nuttall Beck
Martha Spencer Sugden
Marriage: 15 September 1866
Joseph Spencer Beck
Mary Elizabeth Beck
Jonas Peter Beck
Moroni Thomas Beck
Martha Olive Beck
Hyrum Yates Beck
Alma Edward Beck
Sarah Lovenia Beck
Heber Beck
Dr. Wilford William Beck Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1866Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 15
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 24
    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

    English (West Yorkshire and Lancashire):habitational name principally from Sugden in Haworth or Sugden in Bingley (both Yorkshire). The placenames derive from Old English sugga ‘swamp, marsh, bog’ + denu ‘valley’.occasionally a habitational name from Sugdon in Rodington (Shropshire), probably from Old English sugga ‘swamp, marsh, bog’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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    Life Story of Martha Spencer Sugden Beck

    (Note: This life story was compiled by Laura Rigby Copeland from family history and stories.) MARTHA SPENCER SUGDEN BECK Born: December 1, 1844, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Died: June 19, 1936, …

    Sources (27)

    • Martha Sugden Beck in household of Moroni Thomas Beck, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Martha Sugden in entry for Heber Beck, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Martha Beck in household of Moroni Beck, "United States Census, 1930"

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