Harriet Newel Wolkitt

8 April 1835–2 June 1895 (Age 60)
Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Newel

When Harriet Newel Wolkitt was born on 8 April 1835, in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Wolkitt, was 25 and her mother, Emeline Neilson, was 18. She married Thomas LaFlesh Lee on 20 July 1849, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 2 June 1895, in Erda, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas LaFlesh Lee
Harriet Newel Wolkitt
Marriage: 20 July 1849
Sarah Jane Lee
Thomas Wolcot Lee
Emmeline Lee
Alfred Wolkitt Lee
Elizabeth Lee
Samuel Wolcott Lee
Mary or Mollie Lee
Eli Wolkitt Lee
Emma Lee
Henry Wolkitt Lee
Caroline Lee
Alice Lee
Franklin Wolkitt Lee
Charles Wolkitt Lee

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  • Marriage
    20 July 1849Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 4
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 21
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Anglicized form of French Henriette, a feminine diminutive of Henry (French Henri) coined in the 17th century. It was quite common in England in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    Alfred Gilham Lee & Elizabeth Ann LaFlesh

    Elizabeth Ann LaFlesh was born in Ontario County, New York, on 24 April, 1805. Her parents were a French-Canadian named Peter La Flesh, and a New Englander Mary Lush Dudley. Alfred Lee was born 12 Se …

    Sources (38)

    • Harriett Woolkott in entry for Alice Barney, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Harriett See in household of Thomas See, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harriet Wolcott in entry for Charles W. Lee and Lillian Holtzman, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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