Adelia Delilah Pierce

13 January 1847–20 April 1924 (Age 77)
Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Adelia Delilah

When Adelia Delilah Pierce was born on 13 January 1847, in Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, her father, Joseph White Pierce, was 41 and her mother, Amanda Mary Heath, was 36. She married John Alma Workman Sr. on 3 October 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States in 1905 and Cardston Alberta Temple, Cardston, Cardston, Alberta, Canada in 1906. In 1880, at the age of 33, her occupation is listed as keeping house in Snyderville, Summit, Utah, United States. She died on 20 April 1924, in Hill Spring, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hillspring Pioneer Cemetery, Hill Spring, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Alma Workman Sr.
Adelia Delilah Pierce
Marriage: 3 October 1862
John Alma Workman Jr
Isaac Riley Workman
Mary Adoline Workman
Jacob Lewis "Lindsay" Workman
Adelia Delila Workman
Joseph Pierce Workman
George Eli Workman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    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 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 21
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers, Peres, Peris, an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per, the French form of Peter . Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire, while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

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

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    Adelia Delilah Pierce/Workman/French

    Adelia Delilah Pierce/Workman/French (A life sketch not a biography by Cindy Workman/Heggie) Adelia was born Jan 13, 1847 at Bensons Port …

    Sources (27)

    • Adelia Pierce Workman Workman in entry for Jacob Lindsy Workman, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • Adelia Deliah Pierce French in household of Wm Edgar French, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Adelia W Pierce (and William Edgar French), "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940" (1889)

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