Elizabeth Bolding

8 November 1841–8 June 1917 (Age 75)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bolding was born on 8 November 1841, in Illinois, United States, her father, Lewis D. Bowling, was 40 and her mother, Permelia Hughes, was 30. She married Rufus S. Whetstine in 1859, in Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Washington, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Lime Creek Township, Washington, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 June 1917, in Wellman, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wellman Cemetery, Wellman, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Rufus S. Whetstine
Elizabeth Bolding
Marriage: 1859
Edward Whetstine
Charles Wesley Whetstine
Thomas Earl Whetstine
Elvira Evalyn Whetstine
Otis Warren Whetstine
Eunice Esrella Whetstine
Alva Lester Whetstine
Wayne Erwin Whetstine
Bertha Alice Whetstine

Spouse and Children

    Rufus S. Whetstine



Washington, Iowa, United States


    Edward Whetstine


    Charles Wesley Whetstine


    Thomas Earl Whetstine


    Elvira Evalyn Whetstine



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 20

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: patronymic from Bold as a personal name.2 Danish: habitational name from a place so named in Jutland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Bolin in household of Lewis Bolin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth J Whetstine in household of Rufus L Whetstine, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Whitstine in household of Rufus Whitstine, "United States Census, 1880"

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