Rachel Almira Caldwell

7 December 1846–14 January 1919 (Age 72)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel Almira

When Rachel Almira Caldwell was born on 7 December 1846, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Matthew Caldwell, was 24 and her mother, Barzilla Jane Guymon, was 22. She married George Washington Horrace about 1864, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 14 January 1919, in Crane, Harney, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Horrace
1832–1902
Rachel Almira Caldwell
1846–1919
Marriage: about 1864
Sarah Melissa " Lizzie" Horrace
1865–1945
Barzilla Zuletta " Lettie" Horrace
1867–1958
George Henry Horrace
1869–1948
Annie Almira Horrace
1871–1954
William Washington Horrace
1874–1950
Mary Ellen Horace
1877–1971
John King Horrace
1879–1967
Lizzie Dell Horrace
1882–1882
James Matthew Caldwell Horrace
1883–1967
Francis Marion " Frank" Horrace
1885–1954
Nellie Rachel Horrace
1888–1961
Rosetta R. Horrace
1891–1891

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1864Utah, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1847
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 20
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in England and Scotland, variously spelled, that are named with Old English ceald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring, stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another. Possibly also from Caldwell (Warwickshire), Caldwall (Worcestershire), Cauldwell (Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire), Caudle Green (Gloucestershire), Caudle Ditch or Cawdle Fen (Cambridgeshire), Chadwell (Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Wiltshire), Chardwell (Essex), or Chardle Ditch (Cambridgeshire, early recorded as Kadewelle).Irish: when not the English surname, this is an Anglicized form of Ó Fuarghuis or Ó hUarghusa ‘descendant of (F)uarghus’, a personal name whose literal sense ‘cold’ + ‘choice’ was reinterpreted as coming from fuaruisce ‘cold water’.History: Several Caldwells emigrated from Scotland to America by way of Ireland in the 18th century. James Caldwell (1734–81), a son of settler John Caldwell, was born in Charlotte County, VA, and was a militant clergyman during the revolutionary war. Andrew Caldwell, a Scottish farmer, emigrated to North America in 1718 and started a family in Lancaster County, PA. His son David was a Presbyterian clergyman and well-known revolutionary war patriot.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Caddell
    Cadle
    Cardwell
    Chadwell
    Cadwell
    Coldwell
    Caudill
    Cordwell

    Story Highlight

    BIOGRAPHY OF RACHEL ALMIRA CALDWELL HORRACE

    Rachel Almira Caldwell was born on 7 December 1846 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa to Matthew and Barzilla Guymon Caldwell. She was the second of ten children, four girls and six boys. …

    Sources (16)

    • Rachel H Caldwell in household of Matthew Caldwell, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Rachael Caldwell in household of Matthew Caldwell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Almyra R Caldwell in entry for Mary Ellen Horrace, "Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911"

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