Elizabeth Jane Hall

Femaleabout 1823–11 February 1899

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Jane

Elizabeth Jane Hall was born about 1823, in Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. She married John Armstrong about 1845. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Penshaw, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 11 February 1899, in Menard, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in West Cemetery, Athens South Number 1 Precinct, Menard, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Armstrong
Elizabeth Jane Hall
about 1823–1899
Marriage: about 1845
Lawrence Armstrong
about 1845–
Adam Armstrong
Joseph Lawson
about 1866–
William Armstrong
Mary Jane Armstong
Thomas Armstrong
Sarah Armstrong
Elizabetha Armstrong
Esther Armstrong

Sources (14)

  • Eliza Armstrong in household of John Armstrong, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Jane Hall - Government record: Census record: birth: about 1823; Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
  • Elizabeth Hall Armstrong in entry for William Armstrong, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1845
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    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.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 10

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


    Age 23

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Danish: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hǫll all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from any of the places called with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. Hall is one of the commonest and most widely distributed of English surnames, bearing witness to the importance of the hall as a feature of the medieval village. The English surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.

    Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from hall ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), or a habitational name from a placename containing the element hall ‘rock’ (from Old Norse hallr).

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀, see He 1 and 2.

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

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