Elizabeth Stowe

22 June 1824–27 February 1913 (Age 88)
Alderminster, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Stowe was born on 22 June 1824, in Alderminster, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Stowe, was 36 and her mother, Ann Kite, was 35. She married Thomas Higgs on 22 May 1844, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States in 1850 and Churcham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 27 February 1913, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Higgs
1822–1895
Elizabeth Stowe
1824–1913
Marriage: 22 May 1844
William Wallace Higgs
1845–1848
Sarah Ann Higgs
1847–1848
Mary Susannah Higgs
1849–1951
Sophia Louisa Higgs
1851–1854
Anne Elizabeth Higgs
1853–1947
Thomas Young Higgs
1856–1856
Brigham Thomas Higgs
1858–1939
Wallace James Higgs
1859–1954
Zina Maria Higgs
1861–1885
Harriet Eliza Higgs
1863–1865
Margaret S. Higgs
1866–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1844Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830
    Age 6
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 30
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Stow or Stowe, all named with Old English stow ‘place, holy place, assembly place’ (a word akin to stoc; see Stoke ). In a few cases the surname appears to be topographic, denoting someone who lived by a church or monastery, from Middle English stow(e) ‘holy place, church, monastery’. Places in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire having this origin use the spelling Stowe, but the spelling difference cannot be relied on as an indication of locality of origin. The final -e in part represents a trace of the Old English dative inflection.Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 司徒, see Situ .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Stoke
    Stow

    Story Highlight

    THOMAS AND ELIZABETH HIGGS: 1856 Mormon Pioners From Iowa

    Written by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, an Assistant Professor of Church History at Brigham Young University. He is the coauthor of many books and articles pertaining to Mormon history, including, Their …

    Sources (26)

    • Elizabeth Higgs in household of Thomas Higgs, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • E. W. Stowell in entry for Brigham Thos. Higgs and Alice Marie Reid, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Elizabeth S. Higgs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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