Marion Alexander Lish

5 October 1851–29 January 1933 (Age 81)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Marion Alexander

When Marion Alexander Lish was born on 5 October 1851, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Enos Lyman Blakesly Lish, was 23 and his mother, Maria Houston Alexander, was 22. He married Martha Matilda Dewey on 27 December 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States in 1860 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1920, at the age of 69, his occupation is listed as . He died on 29 January 1933, in Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marion Alexander Lish
Martha Matilda Dewey
Marriage: 27 December 1875
Mary Mariah Lish
Marion Albert Lish
Martha Eunice Lish
Emma Matilda Lish
Orpha Jane Lish
Dewey Lish
Horace Alva Lish Sr
Edna Virginia Lish
Lettie Ann Lish
Lloyd Ernest Lish

Spouse and Children

27 December 1875
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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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 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: unexplained.Probably a shortened form of northern Irish and Scottish McLeish .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marion A Lich, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marrion Lish in household of Enos B Lish, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marion A Lisle, "United States Census, 1910"

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