Martha Avondett

20 April 1830–22 May 1880 (Age 50)
Prarostino, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Avondett was born on 20 April 1830, in Prarostino, Turin, Piedmont, Italy, her father, Barthelemy OR Bartholomew Avondet, was 30 and her mother, Catherina Gril, was 28. She married John Michel Rostan on 21 January 1847, in Prarostino, Turin, Piedmont, Italy. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 May 1880, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Michel Rostan
Martha Avondett
Marriage: 21 January 1847
Suzanne Rostan
Cyprien B Rostan
Cyrus Emile Rostan
Susann Catherine Hellena Rostan
Leah Cecelia Rostan
John Albert Rostan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1847Prarostino, Turin, Piedmont, Italy
  • Children


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    Parents and Siblings



    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 6
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 16
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    New Testament name, of Aramaic rather than Hebrew origin, meaning ‘lady’. It was borne by the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (John 11:1). According to Luke 10:38, when Jesus visited the house of Mary and Martha, Mary sat at his feet, listening to him, while Martha ‘was cumbered about much serving’, so that she complained to Jesus, ‘Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?’ For this reason, the name Martha has always been associated with hard domestic work, as opposed to the contemplative life.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight


    Madeine Martha Avondett was born on 20 April 1830 in Prarostino, Torino, Piedmont, Italy to Barthelemy and Catherina Gril Avondet. She was the oldest of four children,three girls and one boy, all bo …

    Sources (10)

    • Mart Rostan in household of John Rostan, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Not Known in entry for ...E. Rostan, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Martha Avondet in entry for Cyrus Emil Rostan, "Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000"

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