Martha Jane Watkins

26 October 1851–16 November 1923 (Age 72)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Watkins was born on 26 October 1851, in Iowa, United States, her father, Robert James "Jimmy" Watkins Jr, was 43 and her mother, Mary Smallman, was 33. She married John Riley McDaniel on 18 October 1869, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 16 November 1923, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Riley McDaniel
Martha Jane Watkins
Marriage: 18 October 1869
Aldora McDaniel
Mary Catherine McDaniel
Martha Jane McDaniel
Archibald Alfonso McDaniel
Olive Jane McDaniel
Robert Ernest McDaniel
Florence Afalona McDaniel

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1869Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 6
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of Watkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Archibald Alfonso McDaniel History

    These notes were compiled by his son Archie Melvin McDaniel. Ruth Peterson McDaniel wrote them in this history. Archibald Alfonso McDaniel was born 22 Feb 1878 in Alpine, Utah. The son of John Riley …

    Sources (18)

    • Sarah Ann Watkins in entry for Silas Arthur McDaniel, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Martha McDaniel in household of John R McDaniel, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha Watkins in entry for Robert Earnest Mcdaniel, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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