Elijah Francis Pearce

4 September 1831–30 June 1922 (Age 90)
Newton by Williton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elijah Francis

When Elijah Francis Pearce was born on 4 September 1831, in Newton by Williton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Pierce, was 39 and his mother, Esther Pollard, was 30. He married Mary Jane Cavil on 23 August 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 30 June 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90.

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Elijah Francis Pearce
Mary Jane Cavil
Marriage: 23 August 1862

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh, English, and Irish: variant of Pierce .

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Deseret News Obituray for Elijah F. Pearce
    • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Elijah Francis Pearce
    • Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959.

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