Elizabeth Wheeler

12 May 1847–1 May 1930 (Age 82)
Himbleton, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wheeler was born on 12 May 1847, in Himbleton, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Wheeler, was 31 and her mother, Mary Coombs, was 43. She married William Wagstaff on 25 May 1866, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 1 May 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wagstaff
1809–1897
Elizabeth Wheeler
1847–1930
Marriage: 25 May 1866
Emily Elizabeth Wagstaff
1867–1935
Alexander Wagstaff
1870–1932
Frederick Gresson Wagstaff Sr.
1872–1941
Isabella Wagstaff
1874–1874
William Herbert Wagstaff
1876–1935
Abraham Wagstaff
1880–1880
LeRoy Arthur Wagstaff
1883–1946
Zelda Sarah Smith Wagstaff
1887–1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 May 1866Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1848
    Age 1
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a wheelwright, a maker of wheels (primarily for carts and other vehicles, but also other kinds of wheels, for use in spinning or other manufacturing processes), from Middle English wheler, whegheler, a derivative of Old English hweogol, hweowol, hwēol ‘wheel’.History: A founder of Salisbury, NH, in 1634 was John Wheeler.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Rower
    Wheelwright

    Sources (31)

    • Elizabeth Wheeler in entry for Sarah Mabey, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizabeth Wagstaff, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Elizabeth Wheeler in entry for Emily Crow Or Harris, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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