Caroline Louisa Ketchum

8 February 1843–1900 (Age 56)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Caroline Louisa

When Caroline Louisa Ketchum was born on 8 February 1843, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph John Ketchum, was 42 and her mother, Sophia Elizabeth Parsons, was 27. She married Stephen Grant Luce on 12 December 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died in 1900, at the age of 57.

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Stephen Grant Luce
Caroline Louisa Ketchum
Marriage: 12 December 1859

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 2
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 18
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Ketcham .

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Caroline Meeley in household of Lewis Meeley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Caroline Luce in household of Stephen Luce, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Caroline Louisa Ketchum, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"

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