Mary Matilda Watkins

18 July 1849–11 February 1907 (Age 57)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Matilda

When Mary Matilda Watkins was born on 18 July 1849, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Robert James Watkins Jr, was 40 and her mother, Mary Smallman, was 31. She married Ephraim Healey on 16 February 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 11 February 1907, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Healey
Mary Matilda Watkins
Marriage: 16 February 1869
Rosella Matilda Healey
Ada Elizabeth Healey
Ida Delilah Healey
Mary Edith Healey
Olivia Healey
Margaret May Healey
Ephraim Franklin Healey
Fred Smith Healey
Sarah Gertude Healey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +4 More Children

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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    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 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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

    Mary Matilda Watkins Healey

    Mary Matilda Watkins Healey was born in Highland Grove, Pottawatomie, Iowa, July 8, 1849. She was the third child of Robert and Mary Smallman Watkins. Her parents came across the plains in a covered …

    Sources (53)

    • Mary Watkins in household of Robert Watkins, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Read Healey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Matilda Watkins in entry for Sarah Gertrude Healey Bennett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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