Elizabeth Geddes McLean

Female30 April 1850–12 April 1917

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Geddes

When Elizabeth Geddes McLean was born on 30 April 1850, in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John William McLean, was 25 and her mother, Marion Geddes Lindsay, was 24. She married Alonzo Turrell Atwood on 9 December 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Naples, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Alberta, Canada in 1916. She died on 12 April 1917, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Turrell Atwood
Elizabeth Geddes McLean
Marriage: 9 December 1865
Marion Elizabeth Atwood
William John Atwood
Robert Alonzo Atwood
Charles Thomas Atwood
John William Atwood
Joseph Perry Atwood
Laura Jane Atwood
Nephi Lindsey Atwood
Jeanette May Atwood
Stephen Wallace Atwood
Etna Pearl Atwood
Edna Tearl Atwood
Martin Camp Atwood
George Ervin Atwood

Sources (27)

  • Elizabeth Atwood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Packer in entry for Harold Allred, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
  • Elizaabeth Gadde Mcclain in entry for Marion Elizaabeth Atwood Manwaring, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 19


    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Eáin, ‘son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of (Saint) John’. Compare Irish McAloon and McGlone .

    History: This is the name of a major Scottish clan traditionally associated with the island of Mull, which claims descent from Gille Eáin na Tuaidh (‘Gillean of the Battleaxe’), who lived in the 13th century.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Memories and Incidents of David and Marion Manwaring and Their Posterity Written by Leona Manwaring, started January 1943

    Grandfather Henry Manwaring and his wife Sarah Barber, with their family of nine children, accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in old England. Because of this, Grandfathers paren …

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