Elvira Jane Mecham

4 March 1843–4 January 1920 (Age 76)
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Elvira Jane

When Elvira Jane Mecham was born on 4 March 1843, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Leonidas Moses Worthen Mecham, was 39 and her mother, Elvira Derby, was 31. She married Moroni Lafayette Bigelow on 23 August 1863, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Gunlock, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 4 January 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Elijah Bigelow
Elvira Jane Mecham
Marriage: 10 October 1872
Perry Scipio Bigelow
Moses Willard Bigelow Sr.
Elvira Lillian Bigelow
Asa Elijah Bigelow Jr.
Alice Bigelow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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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.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Meacham .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Moroni Bigelow

    Moroni BIGELOW, son of Nahum (Simeon, John, Joshua, Joshua, John), and Mary (Gibbs) BIGELOW, was born at Grimsby, Mercer, Ilinois on l September 1840. At the age of 3, his parents moved the family to …

    Sources (33)

    • Elvina Jane Meecham in entry for Alice Bigelow Adams, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Biglow, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Alvira J Mecham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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