Electa Lucinda Meacham

21 July 1830–21 August 1923 (Age 93)
McKean, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Electa Lucinda

When Electa Lucinda Meacham was born on 21 July 1830, in McKean, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Elam Meacham JR., was 30 and her mother, Elmira Batchelder, was 33. She married Nahum Cole Holden on 28 March 1846, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880 and Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1906. She died on 21 August 1923, in Colter Ranch, Apache, Arizona, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Eagar Cemetery, Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nahum Cole Holden
Electa Lucinda Meacham
Marriage: 28 March 1846
Elmira Lucinda Holden
Almon Nahum Holden
Mittie Mariah Holden
Julia Ann Isabell Holden
Mary Melissa Holden
Lovina Jane Holden
William Elam Holden
Cordelia Irene Holden

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1846Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1836: Dubuque, Michigan Territory, United States 1836: Dubuque, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1837: Scott, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Scott, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Scott, Iowa, United States
    Age 33
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Machen . It may occasionally also be a variant of Measham, a habitational name from Measham in Leicestershire. The place takes its name from the river Mease (from Old English mēos ‘marsh, bog’) + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’.

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

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    Life History of Electia Lucinda Mecham Holden

    Electia Lucinda Mecham Holden daughter of Elam Mecham and Elmira Bachelder was born 21 July 1830 in Springfield Erie Co., Penn. Her father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints short …

    Sources (19)

    • Lucinda Holden in household of Nahum Holden, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Electa Lucinda Meacham in entry for Cordelia Irene Allen, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Electa Holden in household of Nahum Holden, "United States Census, 1870"

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