Matilda E. Stillman

Femaleabout 1819–15 February 1851

Brief Life History of Matilda E.

Matilda E. Stillman was born about 1819, in New York, United States. She married Walter Dodge on 15 October 1845, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. She lived in Marshall, Oneida, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 15 February 1851, at the age of 33, and was buried in Westmoreland Union New Cemetery, Westmoreland, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Walter Dodge
1816–1871
Matilda E. Stillman
1819–1851
Marriage: 15 October 1845

Sources (2)

  • Matilda Podge in household of Walter Podge, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda F. Stillman, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1845Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
  • World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 0

    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. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 8

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 11

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Stillmann: variant of Still .

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or artificial name from German still ‘calm, quiet’ + Mann ‘man’ (Yiddish shtil + man).

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stile or steep ascent, from Middle English stile, stigel, stighel, steghel ‘stile; steep ascent’ (Old English stigel, stigol) + -man. See also Stile and compare Stiller .

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

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