Martha Elmina Pace

15 April 1840–29 January 1925 (Age 84)
Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Elmina

When Martha Elmina Pace was born on 15 April 1840, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States, her father, James Pace Jr, was 28 and her mother, Lucinda Gibson Strickland, was 34. She married John David Lafayette Pearce on 2 April 1857, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 January 1925, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John David Lafayette Pearce
Martha Elmina Pace
Marriage: 2 April 1857
Martha Amelia Pearce
John Harrison Pearce
Lucinda Henrietta Pearce
Nancy Louisa Pearce
James Byrum Pearce
Ruth Emily Pearce
Thomas Sidney Pearce
Howard Edgar Pearce
Joseph Flavious Pearce
Margaret Pearce
Ezra Lamar Pearce
William Warner Pearce

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1857Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Paschalis (see Paschal ).English: nickname for a mild-mannered and peaceable person, from Middle English pais, pace, pes(e), pece ‘peace, concord, amity’ (a borrowing of Old French pais, from Latin pax), or perhaps from the derived adjective pes ‘quiet, silent, peaceful’.Italian: from the medieval personal name Pace, from the vocabulary word pace ‘peace’ (see 2 above), used for both males and females. In some instances it may represent a short form of the medieval personal name Bonapace, an omen or well-wishing name based on the same word.

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

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    Story Highlight

    James Pace

    I, James Pace, was born 15 June 1811, at Double Springs, Rutherford County, Tennessee. I am the son of James Pace, who was born 23 January, 1778, and Mary Ann Loving. My father was the third son …

    Sources (34)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Elmina Pace - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Martha Elmira Pace
    • Martha Pearce in household of J D L Pearce, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha E. Page in entry for Ruth Emily Pearce Raylance, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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