Eliza Booth

Female15 June 1836–18 October 1856

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza Booth was born on 15 June 1836, in Breightmet, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Booth, was 29 and her mother, Ann Pennington, was 29. She married Roger Walmsley Openshaw on 12 February 1854, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 18 October 1856, in Fort Laramie, Goshen, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States.

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Roger Walmsley Openshaw
Eliza Booth
Marriage: 12 February 1854

Sources (20)

  • Eliza Borth in household of Joseph Borth, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Eliza Booth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eliza Booth, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1854Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (4)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

    Age 6

    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.


    Age 7

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

    Age 14

    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): topographic or occupational name from Middle English bothe (Old Danish bōth) ‘temporary shelter, such as a covered market stall or a cattle-herdsman's hut’. The latter sense was predominant in the Pennines of Lancashire and Yorkshire, where there were many cattle farms or vaccaries, and whose subdivisions were known as ‘booths’. The principal meaning of the surname there was therefore probably ‘cattle herdsman’, ‘man in charge of a vaccary’, and thus identical with Boothman . Elsewhere it may have denoted a shopkeeper who owned a temporary market stall, but no evidence has been found to confirm this use of the surname. In the British Isles the surname is still more common in northern England, where Scandinavian influence was more marked, and in Scotland, where the word was borrowed into Gaelic as both(an).

    History: Robert Booth (1604–72) is mentioned in the colonial records of Exeter, NH, in 1645. He subsequently moved to ME.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Pioneer Stories: Samuel Openshaw

    *** Source: http://www.farmingtonwesttrek.com/pioneer-stories-samuel-openshaw/ (site includes pictures) *** • Born: 1834 England • Age: 22 • Martin Handcart Company Samuel Openshaw Samu …

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