Elzira Whitlock

12 January 1819–4 April 1908 (Age 89)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elzira

When Elzira Whitlock was born on 12 January 1819, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Charles Whitlock, was 25 and her mother, Martha Wilson, was 27. She married Anderson Mitchell on 28 September 1837, in Greene, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 4 April 1908, in Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Jackson Cemetery, Athensville Township, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Anderson Mitchell
Elzira Whitlock
Marriage: 28 September 1837
Jackson Gates Mitchell
Eliza Ann Mitchell

Spouse and Children

28 September 1837
Greene, Illinois, United States


    Jackson Gates Mitchell


    Eliza Ann Mitchell


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 11

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for someone with white or fair hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + lock ‘tress’, ‘curl’. Compare Sherlock . 2. from an Old English personal name composed of the elements wiht ‘creature’, ‘demon’ + lāc ‘play’, ‘sport’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elzira Mitchel in household of J G Mitchel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elzira Mitchell in household of Anderson Mitchell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elzira Whitlock Mitchell, "Find A Grave Index"

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