Elizabeth Bottrell

27 February 1844–30 January 1893 (Age 48)
Tywardreath, Cornwall, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bottrell was born on 27 February 1844, in Tywardreath, Cornwall, England, her father, James Bottrall, was 20 and her mother, Caroline Carter, was 21. She married William Gilbert on 26 December 1868, in Perranuthnoe, Cornwall, England. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. She died on 30 January 1893, in Cass City, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Elkland Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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William Gilbert
Elizabeth Bottrell
Marriage: 26 December 1868
Elizabeth Anne Gilbert
Mary Gilbert
Caroline Gilbert
Lilian Agnes Gilbert
Hattie Gilbert
Laura Eileen Gilbert

Spouse and Children

26 December 1868
Perranuthnoe, Cornwall, England


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 3

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: probably of Norman origin, a habitational name from Les Bottereaux in Eure, France, apparently so named from being infested with toads. The place name is recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Boterelli, from a diminutive of Old French bot ‘toad’ (of Germanic origin). It has also been suggested that the name originated as a Norman nickname, from Old Norman French bottereau ‘toad’, or as an occupational name for a worker in a buttery, Middle English butterer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Bottrel, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Elizabeth Botrel in entry for Herbert L Gillard and Hattie Gilbert, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Elizabeth Bothew in entry for Hettie, "British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903"

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