Eliza Roberts

8 October 1855–7 December 1923 (Age 68)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Roberts was born on 8 October 1855, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Roberts, was 24 and her mother, Mary Peat, was 25. She married Archibald McFarlane Erskine on 15 May 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to New York, United States in 1866 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 7 December 1923, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Archibald McFarlane Erskine
Eliza Roberts
Marriage: 15 May 1879
Archibald Frank Erskine
Kate Mary Erskine
Claude Arthur Erskine
Stanley John Erskine
Ruby Erskine
Infant son Erskine
William Roberts Erskine
Ivy Roberts Erskine
Bessie E Erskine
Ralph Samuel Erskine

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1879Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 8
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Roberts, Samuel, Sr. arrival in America

    The sources for this information is from the New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Also, "Captain Daniel Thompson, memorandum book 1, 1866." In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company Church trains account …

    Sources (53)

    • Eliza Roberts in entry for Erskine, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Eliza Roberts Erskine in household of Archibald Esther Erskine, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Eliza Roberts in entry for Samuel William Leaver and Bessie E. Erskine Priesteley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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