Lodisa Abilena Marsh

18 October 1827–29 May 1894 (Age 66)
Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Lodisa Abilena

When Lodisa Abilena Marsh was born on 18 October 1827, in Addison, Vermont, United States, her father, Lemuel Marsh, was 32 and her mother, Seviah Betsy Cady, was 26. She married Thore Torstensen on 1 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 29 May 1894, in Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Annabella Cemetery, Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Thore Torstensen
Lodisa Abilena Marsh
Marriage: 1 January 1846
Betsy Thurston
Isabella Ingeborg Civira Thurston
Rachel Thurston
Edwin Tora Thurston
Gertrude Thurston
Joseph Heber Thurston
William Henry Thurston
Orson Elling Thurston
Erastus Ole Thurston
Eveline Thurston

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  • Marriage
    1 January 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed
    Age 7
    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, Middle English mersch (Old English mersc), or a habitational name from any of various minor places called with this word, for example in Yorkshire, Shropshire and Buckinghamshire.Americanized form of German Marsch .Americanized form of Slovenian Marš: unexplained. Compare Mars 7.

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

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    Life story of Isabell Civira Thurston

    The oldest living daughter of Tora Thurston and Lodisa Abelina Marsh, Isabell Civira Thurston, was born on 15 August 1847 in Council Point, Iowa. Isabell's father was born in Norway and her mother wa …

    Sources (17)

    • Lodicea Thurston in household of Tory Thurston, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lodica Marsh in entry for Edwin Toray Thurston (died 1936), "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Lodicia Thursten in household of Tira Thursten, "United States Census, 1870"

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