Matilda Wells

13 February 1815–10 October 1892 (Age 77)
West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Matilda

When Matilda Wells was born on 13 February 1815, in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Wells, was 29 and her mother, Mrs. Susan or Susanna Holmes, was 28. She married Wilkinson Streeper on 10 July 1834, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 10 October 1892, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilkinson Streeper
Matilda Wells
Marriage: 10 July 1834
Josephine Streeper
William Henry Streeper Sr.
Mary Catherine Streeper
George Wells Streeper
John Wilkinson Streeper
Matilda Streeper
Charles Augustus Streeper

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 July 1834Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Wells next the Sea (Norfolk) or Wells (Somerset), both named with the plural of Old English wella ‘spring, stream’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a group of springs or streams.Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dupuis ‘from the well’.History: One of numerous early immigrants from England bearing this name was Thomas Welles, governor of colonial CT, who was in Hartford, CT, by 1636.

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Wilkinson Streeper Written by Dorothy Streeper

    Wilkinson Streeper, the son of Henry Streeper and Prudence Lehr, was born in Germantown, or Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, September 19, 1809. He was the eldest of five children — G …

    Sources (45)

    • Matilda Wardsworth in household of Wm Wardsworth, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Matilda Wells Streefer, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Matilda Wordsworth in household of William Wordsworth, "United States Census, 1870"

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