Lydia Elizabeth Stoddard

11 March 1836–19 December 1888 (Age 52)
Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia Elizabeth

When Lydia Elizabeth Stoddard was born on 11 March 1836, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, her father, Amos Stoddard, was 27 and her mother, Leah Fickes, was 28. She married Joseph Warren Wadsworth SR on 5 March 1857, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 19 December 1888, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Warren Wadsworth SR
Lydia Elizabeth Stoddard
Marriage: 5 March 1857
Elizabeth Elmira Wadsworth
Frank Abiah Wadsworth
Eli Amos Wadsworth
George Martin Wadsworth
Eliza Jane Wadsworth
Elsa Permella Wadsworth
Henry David Wadsworth
Lucinda Adaline Wadsworth
Josephine Laura Wadsworth
Charles Wadsworth
Archibald Warren Wadsworth

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  • Marriage
    5 March 1857Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 3
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 14
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who looked after a stud of horses, from Middle English and Older Scots stod(e), stud(e) ‘establishment where horses were bred’, ‘herd of stallions or mares’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’.English: variant of Stothard, an occupational name for a keeper of cattle or horses, from Middle English stot ‘steer, bullock’ or ‘horse’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’. The name was probably confused with Stodeherd ‘keeper of stud-horses’ (see above).History: The Stoddard family of Boston, MA, was introduced by Anthony Stoddard (1600–1686), who settled there in 1639. Solomon Stoddard (1643–1728/9) was a prominent Congregational clergyman in MA, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards, and progenitor of many noted descendants.

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

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    Abiah Wadsworth

    ABIAH WADSWORTH taken from book "Abiah Wadsworth and his Wives and Family Biographies" Abiah Wadsworth was born May 25, 1810 in Lincolnville, Maine. He died April 18, 1899 in Taylor, Idaho. His paren …

    Sources (32)

    • 1836 Illinois Birth of Lydia Elizabeth Stoddard, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"
    • 1850 United States Census for Lydia Elizabeth Stoddard in household of Amos Stoddard & Leah Fickes
    • 1857 Utah Marriage of Joseph Warren Wadsworth Sr & Lydia Elizabeth Stoddard

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