Elizabeth Spence

6 June 1834–18 May 1901 (Age 66)
St George in the East District, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Spence was born on 6 June 1834, in St George in the East District, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Spence, was 32 and her mother, Marjorie Lisk, was 23. She married Brewer about 1853, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah Territory, United States in 1880. She died on 18 May 1901, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Brewer
Elizabeth Spence
Marriage: 28 October 1855
Child Brewer
John Joseph Brewer
Elizabeth Emma Brewer
Charles Brewer
Alexander Leslie Brewer Sr.

Spouse and Children

28 October 1855
Whitechapel, London, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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

The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 20

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’, ‘storeroom’ (a reduced form of Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus, ‘to weigh out or dispense’).

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

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An Overview of the Life of Elizabeth Spence Brewer

Elizabeth Brewer (born Spence), June 06, 1833 – May 10, 1901 Elizabeth Brewer (born Spence) was born on June 6, 1833, at St. George East, London, Middlesex, England, to John Spence and Marjorie (Lis …

Sources (3)

  • Elizabella Ash in household of Joseph W Ash, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Brewer in household of John Spence, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Spence in household of John Spence, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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