Polly Celestia Mecham

12 April 1852–21 April 1890 (Age 38)
Harris Grove, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Polly Celestia

When Polly Celestia Mecham was born on 12 April 1852, in Harris Grove, Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, Ephraim Mecham, was 44 and her mother, Polly Derby, was 38. She married William Haws about 1867, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 21 April 1890, in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Wallsburg Cemetery, Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Haws
Polly Celestia Mecham
Marriage: about 1867
Ephraim Mecham Haws
Sarah E Haws

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1867Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 5
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 15
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Meacham .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Celestia Haws (28 yr old, married) in household of William Haws, Wasatch, Utah Territory, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Sylvestia (Celestia) Meecham in entry for Ephriam Meecham Haws, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Polly C Meacom (8 yr old) in household of Ephm Meacom, Lehi, Utah, Utah Territory, "United States Census, 1860"

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