Martha Leah Howell

21 November 1843–3 April 1923 (Age 79)
Burton, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha Leah

When Martha Leah Howell was born on 21 November 1843, in Burton, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Howell, was 24 and her mother, Louisa Thomas, was 20. She married William Wheeler on 15 December 1861, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Marriott-Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 3 April 1923, in Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wheeler
Martha Leah Howell
Marriage: 15 December 1861
Susan Maria Wheeler
William Wheeler
John Wheeler
Louisa Wheeler
Arthur Wheeler
Martha Leah Wheeler
Mary Rachel Wheeler
David Wheeler
Andrew Wheeler
Jerome Wheeler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1861Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 7
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: in the Welsh border counties, from the Welsh male personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages particularly in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. The name may also arise from the Breton personal name Houuel, Huwel, Huwal, Howael, cognate with the Welsh name. Bretons were especially numerous in the eastern counties of England. See Powell .English: perhaps from a Middle English personal name Huwel (spelled Howel), a shortening of Huwelot or Huelin (see Hewlett and Huling ), both pet forms of Middle English Huw (see Hugh ).English: habitational name from Howell (Lincolnshire), from an uncertain initial element + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Martha Leah Howell was born 21 November 1843 in Burton,Pembroke, Wales to William and Louisa Thomas Howell. Her parents had married in January 1842 in Lambston, Pembrokeshire,Wales. Her father joine …

    Sources (36)

    • Martha Wheeler in household of William Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Martha Howell in entry for William, Jr. Wheeler, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Martha Wheeler in household of Wm Wheeler, "United States Census, 1870"

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