Elizabeth Woodville Hovey

11 May 1835–24 May 1879 (Age 44)
Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Woodville

When Elizabeth Woodville Hovey was born on 11 May 1835, in Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Grafton Hovey, was 22 and her mother, Martha Ann Webster, was 20. She married Levi Ward Hancock on 19 February 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 24 May 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Luther Twitchell
Elizabeth Woodville Hovey
Marriage: 2 July 1856
Martha Ann Twitchell
Sarah Hovey Twitchell
Luther Hovey Twitchell

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  • Marriage
    2 July 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 4
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 13
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the personal name Hwfa, of uncertain origin. The surname is more frequently found in the explicit patronymic form ap Hwfa ‘son of Hwfa’ (see Povey ) and forms with and without ap were still interchangeable in the 16th and 17th centuries.English: perhaps from an unrecorded Old English personal name Hofig, a pet form of Old English Hofa (of uncertain origin but apparently from hof ‘temple’) + a hypocoristic suffix -ig. However, the absence of Middle English evidence for either the personal name or the surname leaves this explanation in doubt.Americanized form of Dutch Hove .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Grafton Hovey

    JOSEPH GRAFTON HOVEY This was copied and arranged from Joseph Grafton Hovey’s journal by his grandson, M.R. Hovey, of Logan, Utah. The work of copying this record commenced in June 1933. I, Josep …

    Sources (30)

    • Elizabeth Hovey in entry for Luther Hovey Twitchell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Woodville Hovey - birth-name: Elizabeth Woodville Havey
    • Nauvoo Stake Ward Census, 1842: Elizabeth Woodville Hovey

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