Arlena Emeline Welker

6 April 1866–8 November 1908 (Age 42)
Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life of Arlena Emeline

When Arlena Emeline Welker was born on 6 April 1866, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, her father, Jacob Stoker Welker, was 37 and her mother, Harriet Angeline Lish, was 26. She married Joseph Parley Bigelow on 2 August 1885, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Rich, Utah Territory, United States in 1870. She died on 8 November 1908, in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Safford Cemetery, Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Joseph Parley Bigelow
Arlena Emeline Welker
Marriage: 2 August 1885
Arlena Aurilla Bigelow
Lily Luella Bigelow
Medora Alsada Bigelow
Polly Amanda Bigelow
Angeline Bigelow
Arizona Bigelow
Parley LeRoy Bigelow
Pearl Lenora Bigelow
Don Louis Bigelow
Delbert Arthur Bigelow Sr.
Hazel Bigelow
Leland Elmer Bigelow
Lula Eleanor Bigelow
Myron Levon Bigelow

Spouse and Children

2 August 1885
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries 1874: Pima, Arizona Territory, United States 1881: Graham, Arizona Territory, United States 1912: Graham, Arizona, United States
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 15

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Variant (probably under French influence, at least in some cases) of English Walker .

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

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Story Highlight

Life Story of Parley LeRoy Bigelow By Parley LeRoy Bigleow

Told in his own words and compiled by Iris Bigelow Finch in October 1963 In 1892, in a little Mormon Settlement in Colonial Diaz Old Mexico, I was born and christened Parley Leroy Bigelow, the oldes …

Sources (3)

  • Emaline Welker in household of Jacob Welker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emeline Bigelow in household of J. Parley Bigelow, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Orlana E Welker in household of Jacob Welker, "United States Census, 1880"

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