Almira Mehitable Meacham

13 May 1824–2 October 1898 (Age 74)
Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Almira Mehitable

When Almira Mehitable Meacham was born on 13 May 1824, in Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Stephen Peabody Meacham, was 27 and her mother, Dorothy Maria Ransom, was 22. She married Andrew Warren Palmer on 4 June 1840, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 October 1898, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Whiting
1809–1890
Almira Mehitable Meacham
1824–1898
Marriage: 3 January 1845
Edward Lucian Whiting
1846–1926
Ellen Emerett Whiting
1847–1918
Catherine Emeline Whiting
1849–1926
Cornelia Dollie Whiting
1851–1933
Elisha Franklin Whiting
1853–1914
Edwin Lafayette Whiting
1857–1943
Hyrum Whiting
1859–1859
Sylvia Almira Whiting
1860–1927

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 21
    "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: variant of Machen . It may occasionally also be a variant of Measham, a habitational name from Measham in Leicestershire. The place takes its name from the river Mease (from Old English mēos ‘marsh, bog’) + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Mechem
    Machen
    Meachem
    Meachum
    Mecham

    Story Highlight

    Almira Mehitable Meacham by Lovell Killpack

    ALMIRA MEHITABLE MEACHAM AND HER FAMILY Compiled by Lovell Killpack 1999 In 1839, driven from Caldwell County, Missouri to Hancock County, Illinois, the three families, sixteen in number, Cox, Whit …

    Sources (133)

    • Almira M Meacham in entry for Edwin L Whiting, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Almira Packard in household of Henry Packard, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Almira Mecham, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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