Martha Jarvis

22 September 1818–14 February 1906 (Age 87)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Jarvis was born on 22 September 1818, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Jarvis, was 26 and her mother, Martha Parke, was 22. She married Beri Lewis Robbins on 2 August 1853, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 14 February 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Beri Lewis Robbins
Martha Jarvis
Marriage: 2 August 1853
Don Carlos Robbins
Alvin Robbins
Orson Jarvis Robbins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 August 1853Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 15
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 25
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Gervais(e), itself from ancient Germanic Gervas, with gair ‘spear’ as the first element and an uncertain second, perhaps a borrowing of Celtic wass- ‘servant, vassal’. The Latinized name Gervasius was borne by a Christian saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.English: in Yorkshire, sometimes a habitational name from Jervaulx in East Witton (North Yorkshire). The place takes its name from the river Ure + Old French val, vals ‘valley’.Americanized form of French Gervais and of its variant Gervaise, cognates of 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    From Pioneer Pathways Volume 5 published by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers pg 378

    From the section about St. George "President Snow called a mass meeting to inventory the supplies on hand. James Bleak recorded the condition of each family... The widow of Lewis Robbins headed a fami …

    Sources (8)

    • Martha Robbins in household of Lewis Robbins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Martha Jarvis in entry for Orson Robbins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Martha Robins, "United States Census, 1870"

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