Eliza Toward Harrison

27 May 1855–23 March 1942 (Age 86)
St Peter, Walworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Toward Harrison was born on 27 May 1855, in St Peter, Walworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, Ralph Harrison, was 31 and her mother, Mary Jane Edmonds, was 31. She married Christopher Janes on 13 October 1880. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Providence Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States for about 40 years. She died on 23 March 1942, in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Janes
Eliza Toward Harrison
Marriage: 13 October 1880
Joseph Ralph Janes
Christopher George Janes
Eliza Ann Janes
Elizabeth Mary Janes
Louisa Francis Janes
Benjamin Alma Janes
Maggie Harrison Janes
Chris Janes
Ruby Harrison Janes
Leah Janes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 October 1880
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    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.
    Age 29
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English toward ‘compliant, docile, gentle’.Scottish: habitational name from Toward in Dunoon (Argyll). The placename, pronounced in Scottish Standard English as /ˈtauərd/, is from Gaelic toll ‘hole, hollow’ + àrd ‘high’.

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

    Sources (29)

    • Eliza T Harrison Janes, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Eliza Harrison in entry for Marion Alma Christensen and Ruby Harrison Janes, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Eliza Harrison in entry for Leah Janes, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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