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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Edwin Whiting
Almira Mehitable Meacham
Marriage: 3 January 1845
Edward Lucian Whiting
Ellen Emerett Whiting
Catherine Emeline Whiting
Cornelia Dollie Whiting
Elisha Franklin Whiting
Edwin Lafayette Whiting
Hyrum Whiting
Sylvia Almira Whiting

Spouse and Children

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


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    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.
    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.

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    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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