Rebecca Crites

16 December 1836–16 March 1916 (Age 79)
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Crites was born on 16 December 1836, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Adam Kreitz, was 37 and her mother, Anna Margaret Strauss, was 36. She married William Nowell on 9 October 1860, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. She died on 16 March 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Nowell
Rebecca Crites
Marriage: 9 October 1860
Josephine May Nowell
William Edward Nowell
Julia May Nowell
Frances Luella Nowell
Mahala Nowell
Minnie Mildred Nowell
Bertha Nowell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1860Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 12
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Kreutz .

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

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    Sources (32)

    • Rebecca Crits in entry for Edward Nowell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Rebecca Knowel in household of William Knowel, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Rebecca Trite in entry for Michael J O'Connor and Minnie M Nowell, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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