Brigham Hyrum Mecham

24 November 1847–15 November 1920 (Age 72)
Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Brigham Hyrum

When Brigham Hyrum Mecham was born on 24 November 1847, in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States, his father, Lewis Mecham Sr, was 33 and his mother, Lydia Wells, was 30. He married Harriett Louise Kerby on 20 October 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 15 November 1920, in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wallsburg Cemetery, Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Brigham Hyrum Mecham
Harriett Louise Kerby
Marriage: 20 October 1873
Mary Viola Mecham
Harriet Eliza Mecham
Ray Mecham
Roy Mecham
Lewis Walter Mecham
Francis Mecham
Alice Mecham
Brigham Warren Mecham
Marguerite Mecham
Albert Wells Mecham
Herschell Robert Mecham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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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.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 20
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Meacham .

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Brigham Mecham in household of James Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Brigham Mecham in entry for Francis Mecham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Brigham Mecham in household of Lewis Mecham, "United States Census, 1860"

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