Elizabeth Leah Williams

8 September 1853–25 April 1934 (Age 80)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Leah

When Elizabeth Leah Williams was born on 8 September 1853, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Williams Sr, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Morgan, was 31. She married James Harvey Brown in 1870, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Michaelston super Avon, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861 and Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 25 April 1934, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Harvey Brown
Elizabeth Leah Williams
Marriage: 1870
Sarah Elizabeth Brown
Mary Leah Brown
Joseph Brown
Rachel Ann Brown
James Harvey Brown Jr
Nellie Mae Brown
Margaret Jane Brown
Ethel Pearl Brown
Thomas William Brown
Ellen Leona Brown
Wealthea Viola Brown
Jesse Frank Brown
Zina Myrtle Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1870Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 3
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries - 1867: Laramie, Dakota Territory, United States; 1868: Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States; 1890: Laramie, Wyoming, United States
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 22
    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: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Elizabeth Williams in household of Williams Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Elizabeth Leah Williams in entry for Jessie Frank Brown and Alice Elizabeth Medell, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Elizabeth Leah Williams in entry for Mary Leah Rawson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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