Eli Openshaw

1 February 1835–3 December 1899 (Age 64)
Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eli

When Eli Openshaw was born on 1 February 1835, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Openshaw, was 39 and his mother, Ann Walmsley, was 28. He married Levinah Riste on 3 October 1859, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Middleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Breightmet, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 3 December 1899, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Openshaw
Levinah Riste
Marriage: 3 October 1859
Mary Ann Openshaw
Levinah Openshaw
Eli William Openshaw
James Hyrum Openshaw
John Thomas Openshaw
Samuel Alma Openshaw
Martha Ann Openshaw
Joseph Openshaw
David Owen Openshaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1859Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 7
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 24
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Openshaw (Lancashire). The placename derives from Old English open ‘open, unenclosed’ + sceaga ‘small wood, copse’.

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

    Story Highlight

    George Halliday, Bishop of Santaquin, Utah County, Utah from 15 August 1875 to February 1889

    [The following are notes concerning George Halliday's service as LDS Bishop of Santaquin and nearby Spring Lake, in Utah County, Utah, 15 August 1875 to February 1889.] From: Santaquin "Through the …

    Sources (39)

    • Eli Openshaw in household of William Openshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Openshaw in entry for Martha Openshaw Byron, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Eli Openshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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