Arabell Wallace

1863–28 December 1936 (Age 73)
Woodland, Decatur, Iowa, United States

The Life of Arabell

When Arabell Wallace was born in 1863, in Woodland, Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, Peter B Wallace Jr, was 44 and her mother, Ann Smith, was 37. She married William Martin Hinds on 10 December 1882, in Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Lineville, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 December 1936, in Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Martin Hinds
Arabell Wallace
Marriage: 10 December 1882
Melvin Elmer Hinds
Delpha Mable Hinds
Helen "Minnie" Marie Hinds
Sarah Agnes Hinds
Theda Ostie Hinds

Spouse and Children

10 December 1882
Decatur, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Peter B Wallace Jr


    Ann Smith




    Anna Wallace


    Henry R Wallace


    Ellen Elizabeth Wallace


    Mary Jane Wallace


    William J Wallace


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 4

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 21

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Annabel Wallace in household of Peter B Wallace, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Arabelle Hinds in household of William M Hinds, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Bell Hinds, "United States Census, 1910"

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