Martha Eliza York

30 September 1849–31 December 1931 (Age 82)
Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Eliza

When Martha Eliza York was born on 30 September 1849, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States, her father, Aaron Mereon York Sr., was 42 and her mother, Hannah Carter, was 40. She married Adelbert Carlos Roberts on 22 February 1865, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 31 December 1931, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adelbert Carlos Roberts
Martha Eliza York
Marriage: 22 February 1865
Lucia Aldula Roberts
Adelbert Carlos Roberts
Flora May Roberts
Lillian Maud Roberts
Clarence Roberts
Ruby Roberts
Lydia Ann Roberts
Bolivar Roberts
Ethel Una Roberts
Donna Juanita Roberts
Murray Koseth Roberts
Daphne Roberts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1865Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Union, Iowa, United States
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 23
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the Latin name Eburacum, which is probably from a Brittonic name meaning ‘yew-tree place’. This was altered by folk etymology to Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers, who altered it back to opacity in the form Jórvík or Jórk (English York, which became finally settled as the placename in the 13th century). The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of the East Slavic patronymic Yurkovich or its Croatian, Slovak, or Slovenian variants. Compare Yurk .

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

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    Story Highlight

    1850 Trek to Salt Lake

    Aaron and Hannah Carter York and their children departed from Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Iowa, for Salt Lake in 1850. Their children, born in Newry, were: Asa Bartlett York, 18; Julia Ann Kilgore Yo …

    Sources (28)

    • Martha Carter in entry for Dula Roberts Jackman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Martha Roberts in household of Hannah York, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha E York in entry for Willard M Stevens and Ruby Henry, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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