Matilda Katherine Wilson

14 April 1824–31 December 1851 (Age 27)
Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Matilda Katherine

When Matilda Katherine Wilson was born on 14 April 1824, in Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States, her father, Miles James Wilson, was 24 and her mother, Martha Holly Cherry, was 18. She married William Asbury Park on 22 April 1849, in Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 31 December 1851, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Asbury Park
Matilda Katherine Wilson
Marriage: 22 April 1849
Martha Jane Park
John Miles Park

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1849Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 6
    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.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 8
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Matilda Wilson in entry for Martha Jane Park Guymon (1850-1908), "Utah Death Certificates, 1908"
    • Matilda Catherine Wilson Park (1824-1851), "Find A Grave Index" - 1851
    • Matilda Katherine Wilson Park, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1851"

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