Lavinna Coltrin

18 November 1830–23 October 1869 (Age 38)
Grand River, Painesville Township, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Lavinna

When Lavinna Coltrin was born on 18 November 1830, in Painesville Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States, her father, Graham Coltrin, was 33 and her mother, Anna Norwood, was 22. She married Charles Parke on 13 December 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 23 October 1869, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Willard Pioneer Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Parke
Lavinna Coltrin
Marriage: 13 December 1853
William Henry Parke
Ira Charles Parke
Joseph Harris Parke
Jane Lavina Parke
Doraet Parke
Thompson Parke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 9
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 11
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of northern Irish Coltrane .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Ether Coltrin, autho unknown

    Ether Coltrin, son of Graham and Harriet Heckman Coltrin, was born 10 October 1845 in the City of Joseph, Illinois. This ws a small city where the saints had gathered around President Joseph Smith. …

    Sources (16)

    • Levina Park in household of Charles Park, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Lavenna Cotron in entry for William H. Parke, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule: Lavinna Coltrin

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