Roxana Louisa Welker

20 August 1851–26 January 1918 (Age 66)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Roxana Louisa

When Roxana Louisa Welker was born on 20 August 1851, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, John Welker, was 25 and her mother, Roxanna Mahala Dustin, was 18. She married Christian Madsen on 10 October 1867. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1880. She died on 26 January 1918, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Safford Cemetery, Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Madsen
1844–1921
Roxana Louisa Welker
1851–1918
Marriage: 10 October 1867
Dorothea Roxana Madsen
1869–1953
John Christian Madsen
1870–1952
Jacob Ezra Madsen
1872–1935
Aseneath Musette Madsen
1875–1956
Zina Albertina Madsen
1877–1878
Louisa Alberta Madsen
1879–1972
Sylvia Elizabeth Madsen
1881–1960
Wilford Delbert Madsen
1884–1884
Royal Eller Madsen
1885–1951
Rosa May Madsen
1889–1890

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1867
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 6
    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.
    1864
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyhee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
    1874
    Age 23
    Historical Boundaries 1874: Pima, Arizona Territory, United States 1881: Graham, Arizona Territory, United States 1912: Graham, Arizona, United States

    Name Meaning

    German: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle High German, Middle Low German walker, welker ‘fuller’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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

    Sources (15)

    • Louisa Welker in entry for Dortha Roxana McKinney, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Louisa Madson in household of Christian Madson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Louisa R. Madsen, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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