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
Roxana Louisa Welker
Marriage: 10 October 1867
Dorothea Roxana Madsen
John Christian Madsen
Jacob Ezra Madsen
Aseneath Musette Madsen
Zina Albertina Madsen
Louisa Alberta Madsen
Sylvia Elizabeth Madsen
Wilford Delbert Madsen
Royal Eller Madsen
Rosa May Madsen

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  • Marriage
    10 October 1867
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    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.
    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
    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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