Martha Jane Mecham

29 January 1852–7 April 1927 (Age 75)
Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Mecham was born on 29 January 1852, in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, Lewis Mecham Sr, was 37 and her mother, Lydia Wells, was 34. She married William Madison Wall Jr on 25 November 1869. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 7 April 1927, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Madison Wall Jr
Martha Jane Mecham
Marriage: 25 November 1869
Eva Maybell Wall
Nancy Isabel Wall
Wilmurth Lamaudy Wall
Eliza Helen Wall
William Madison Wall
Susan Vilate Wall
Clara Plant
Lewis Wall
Emma Elizabeth Wall
Marion Amasa Wall
Mary Jane Wall
Doris Annette Wall
Isaac Wallace Wall
Marjorie Wall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1869
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 5
    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 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    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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    Sources (35)

    • Martha Mecham in household of Lewis Mecham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Martha Mechan in entry for Wallace Wall, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Martha J Mecham in entry for Wallace Wall, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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