John Derby Mecham

30 April 1850–14 January 1932 (Age 81)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Derby

When John Derby Mecham was born on 30 April 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Leonidas Moses Worthen Mecham, was 46 and his mother, Elvira Derby, was 38. He married Agnes Jane McCarrel in October 1882, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Vernal Utah Temple, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 14 January 1932, in Altonah, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Altamont, Duchesne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Derby Mecham
Agnes Jane McCarrel
Marriage: October 1882
Harriett Jane Mecham
John Frank Mecham
George Worthen Mecham
Jesse Moroni Mecham
Donna Marie Mecham
Nora Evelyn Mecham
Mary May Mecham
Emma Amanda Mecham
Danny Mecham
William Lynn Mecham
Frances Mecham
Afton Florence Mecham
Josephine Mecham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    October 1882Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 22
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Meacham .

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Derby Mecham

    After he and his wife separated he lived for awhile with my grandparents, David H. and Frances Mecham Clark

    Sources (55)

    • John Durby Mecham in entry for Florence Afton Mecham, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John S Mecham, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John D. Mecham in entry for Daniel Fred Gygi, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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