Rozilla Whitaker

12 December 1829–3 June 1898 (Age 68)
Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Rozilla

When Rozilla Whitaker was born on 12 December 1829, in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Whitaker Sr., was 24 and her mother, Melinda Fishel, was 23. She married Mathew William Dalton on 5 December 1850, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 3 June 1898, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mathew William Dalton
Rozilla Whitaker
Marriage: 5 December 1850
James Mathew Dalton
William Albert Dalton
Mary Malinda Dalton
Rozilla Marilla Dalton
John Alma Dalton
Jane Emeline Dalton
Martha Melissa Dalton
Ellen Maria Dalton
George Alfred Dalton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1850Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 1
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 22
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel

    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel by Lorah J.W. N. Beeks James Whitaker, son of William Whitaker and Mary Canada, was of southern blood, born 14 May 1805 in Buncombe co., North Carolina, …

    Sources (33)

    • Rozilla Ward in household of Matthew W Dalton, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Rozilla Whittaker in entry for Mrs Jane Emeline Dalton Compton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Rosilla Dolten in household of Matthew Dolten, "United States Census, 1850"

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