Martha Gardner Meikle

3 Dec 1849 - 10 Apr 1880

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Martha Gardner Meikle

3 Dec 1849 - 10 Apr 1880
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A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF MARTHA GARDNER MEIKLE Written By His Daughter, Agnes Meikle Thomas My mother, Martha Gardner, was born 3 December 1849, in Preston, Lancastershire, England. She was the fourth daughter of John Gardner and Martha Dunlop Gardner, both of Preston. Mother was baptize
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Martha Gardner Meikle


Smithfield City Cemetery

376-424 E Center St
Smithfield, Cache, Utah
United States


Wife of Robert Meikle


May 14, 2012


May 3, 2012

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A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF MARTHA GARDNER MEIKLE Written By His Daughter, Agnes Meikle Thomas My mother, Martha Gardner, was born 3 December 1849, in Preston, Lancastershire, England. She was the fourth daughter of John Gardner and Martha Dunlop Gardner, both of Preston. Mother was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 11 March 1863 in her native land. Her parents being the first to embrace the Gospel when the message was taken to them by Parley P. Pratt and Wilford Woodruff, the first missionaries sent to England. Grandfather was set apart to preside over that Branch of the Church and his daughters helped with the singing in the choir. They walked six miles to church each Sunday to tend to their religious duties. When Mother was a small girl, she and her sisters were employed in the cotton mills where her father was an apprentice, to help obtain means with which to emigrate to America. On 30 April 1866, Mother, with her parents, brothers and sisters, left their home and sailed on the ship John Bright for America. Before they left Brigham Young, Jr. came aboard the ship and promised that if the saints would do right during the journey across the ocean that not one soul should be lost and the promise was verily fulfilled. They were six weeks on the ocean and crossed the plains in Captain White's Company, walking part of the way and enduring the hardships and privation of that tiresome journey, but they did not get discouraged for they also had many joys and much satisfaction along the way. They arrived in Salt Lake City 2 September 1866. Mother stayed in Salt Lake City about two years, part of the time in the home of William Jennings, who was a prominent merchant there at that time. She helped Mrs. Jennings with the children and other duties of the home. During this time her parents, brother, Henry, and sister, Maria, moved to Smithfield, Cache County, Utah and bought a home. My Father, Robert Meikle, who lived in Smithfield, went to Salt Lake City to attend conference and visit his sister, Isabell Meikle Blackhurst and while he was there, he met my mother, Martha Gardner, who was a charming, modest girl. He fell in love with her and after a short courtship, they were married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, 20 October 1867. Father had a former wife who passed away leaving three children: Robert, William and Sarah Ucilla and Joseph James, who died as an infant. After Father and Mother were married, they went to Smithfield where he owned a home and tannery. Mother courageously assumed the responsibilities of being mother to Father's children and she did it in a way that the children loved and respected her. To Mother and Father were born five children: Nephi, Agnes, Lottie, Martha and Alice. I was only nine years old when my mother died, but some of her characteristics impressed me so deeply that I shall never forget them. Mother had high standards and tired to live up to them. She was hospitable and kind to the unfortunate and respected the rights of others. Mother loved the Gospel and had strong faith in its principles. She was interested in social and civic affairs and was a devoted wife and mother. We had a happy home but were only privileged to enjoy her company a short time as Mother died on 10 April 1880, at the age of thirty one and was buried in the Smithfield Cemetary

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Martha Gardner Meikle was born on 3 Dec 1849
Martha Gardner Meikle was 10 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Martha Gardner Meikle was 19 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Martha Gardner Meikle was 30 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Martha Gardner Meikle died on 10 Apr 1880 at the age of 30
Grave record for Martha Gardner Meikle (3 Dec 1849 - 10 Apr 1880), BillionGraves Record 1092440 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States