Martha Bolton Parker

23 January 1820–24 January 1912 (Age 92)
Mountain, Dundas, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Bolton Parker was born on 23 January 1820, in Mountain, Dundas, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, her father, Richard Bolton, was 23 and her mother, Lucy Boyd, was 17. She married Samuel Allen Wilcox on 17 January 1838, in Mountain, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Franklin Township, Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 January 1912, in Wardboro, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Allen Wilcox
Martha Bolton Parker
Marriage: 17 January 1838
Malinda Wilcox
Lucy Wilcox
Sarah Jane Wilcox
John Dingman Wilcox
Asenath Viola Wilcox
Adam Wilcox
Samuel Allen Wilcox Jr.
Joseph Wilcox
Silas McCaslin Wilcox
Phebe Roseltha Wilcox
Boyd Extine Wilcox
David Almearn Wilcox

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1838Mountain, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 25
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern England named Bolton (Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmorland, and Yorkshire) or from Boulton in Derbyshire and East Lothian in Scotland, from Old English bothl ‘dwelling, house’ (see Bold 1) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Samuel Allen Wilcox, Early Mormon Missionary Journal

    Early Mormon Missionary: Samuel Allen Wilcox October 1871–[March 1972] Age Called: 52 United States [and Canada] Set Apart: 10 O …

    Sources (81)

    • Martha Wilcox in household of Saml Wilcox, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Martha Bolton in entry for Joseph Wilcox, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Martha Wilcox, "United States Census, 1880"

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