Orilla Leavitt

10 February 1829–20 April 1896 (Age 67)
Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada

The Life Summary of Orilla

When Orilla Leavitt was born on 10 February 1829, in Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, her father, John Leavitt, was 30 and her mother, Lucy Rowell, was 25. She married Philander Brown on 12 October 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 20 April 1896, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Philander Brown
Orilla Leavitt
Marriage: 12 October 1848
Horace Brown

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    12 October 1848
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 17
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

    Name Meaning

    English:(of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French leuet ‘wolf cub’ (see Low 3).habitational name from any of various places in Normandy called Livet. All are of obscure, presumably Gaulish, etymology.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Orilla Brown in household of Philander Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Chenela Brown in household of [illegible] Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Orilla Leavitt - Government record: Cemetery record or headstone: death: 20 April 1896; Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

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