Rhoda Jane Lish

5 January 1843–16 November 1927 (Age 84)
Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Rhoda Jane

When Rhoda Jane Lish was born on 5 January 1843, in Michigan, United States, her father, Joseph Lyons Lish, was 39 and her mother, Harriet Ann Tripp, was 35. She married Henry James Bell on 11 April 1861, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880 and Market Lake, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 16 November 1927, in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Parker Memorial Park, Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry James Bell
Rhoda Jane Lish
Marriage: 11 April 1861
Mary Ellen Bell
Henry Bruce Bell
1864–about 1879
Robert Bruce Bell Sr
Charles A Bell
Samuel Thadmore Bell
Marion E Bell
William Bell
1877–about 1879
George Washington Bell
about 1879–1959
Columbia Ann Bell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1861Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Moving the State Capital
    Age 4
    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: shortened form of McLeish . Alternatively, perhaps a nickname from the Scots and northern English adjective leish, lish ‘active, nimble, strong, supple’, although the word is not recorded before the late 18th century. The surname is first noted in 1566 in Edinburgh.Americanized form of German Liesch 1.Probably also an Americanized form of Sorbian Liš or of its Germanized form Liesch 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Lyons Lish

    Lish, Joseph Lions Note Mormon Pioneer of 1850. Born April 8, 1803, Orange, New York. Came to Utah 1850. Married: Harriet Ann Trlpp October 14, 1823, New York (daughter of Blaksley Tripp of New Y …

    Sources (39)

    • Rhoda J Bell in household of Henry H Bell, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Rhoda Jane Bell, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Rhoda Lish in household of Timothy Lish, "United States Census, 1850"

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