Edward Wallace East

11 October 1814–29 May 1884 (Age 69)
Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Wallace

When Edward Wallace East was born on 11 October 1814, in Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas East, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Graves, was 39. He married Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer on 25 September 1839, in Washington, Republic of Texas. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Taylor, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880. He died on 29 May 1884, in Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Pima Cemetery, Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Edward Wallace East
Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer
Marriage: 25 September 1839
Sarah Mariah Texana East
William H East
Mary Ann East
Nancy East
Willmirth East
Julia East
Mira Carolina East
Edwin Martin East
Joseph Fielding East
Martha East
Thomas Nathaniel East
Carl Greer East

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1839Washington, Republic of Texas
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 10
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries 1833: Province de Texas, Mexico 1836: Washington, Republic of Texas 1845: Washington, Texas, United States Historical Names: 1833: Washington 1865: Washington-on-the-Brazos or Old Washington

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who came from the east or who lived on the eastern side of a settlement. Compare Estes .Americanized form (translation into English) of North German Ost and Swedish Öst.

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

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    Story Highlight

    E W East Journal "Reminiscences" cont. by D Curtis

    This text of Edward Wallace East’s “Reminiscences by E. W. East” was prepared by Danelle Curtis using scans of the original hand written journal. The original journal is now at the BYU-Provo Ha …

    Sources (42)

    • E W East in entry for Edward Martin East, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Edward W. East, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Edward W East, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977"

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