Docia Emerine Molen

14 November 1833–15 February 1903 (Age 69)
Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Docia Emerine

When Docia Emerine Molen was born on 14 November 1833, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States, her father, Jesse Molen, was 28 and her mother, Laurany Huffaker, was 24. She married William Sidney Smith Willes on 15 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 15 February 1903, in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Joseph Cemetery, Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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John Smiley Lott
Docia Emerine Molen
Marriage: 20 June 1862
Marion Webster Lott
Fredrick Lott
Cecelia Jane Lott
Peter Lott
Laura Loraine Lott

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  • Marriage
    20 June 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 6
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 23
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish (Molén): ornamental or topographic name from mo ‘sandy heath’ + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’, with intrusive -l- for euphony, or from the root of Latin molinarius ‘miller’ or mola ‘mill’ + the suffix -én, derived from Latin -inius ‘relating to’.Dutch and Flemish: very rare variant of Vandermolen and, in North America, (also) a shortened form of this.

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

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    Docia Emerine Molen

    Docia Emerine Molen, daughter of Jesse and Laurana Molen, was born Nov. 14, 1833 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. She married Sidney Willes and by him she had one child--a son born May 20, 1858, Je …

    Sources (34)

    • Dosie E. Loth in household of Samuel I. Hunt, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Docia Emerine Molen in entry for Peter Lott and Susan J Lott (1937), "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Emeline Mollen in entry for Laura Lurenia Hunt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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