Elizabeth Barber

5 December 1846–18 December 1924 (Age 78)
Mellor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Barber was born on 5 December 1846, in Mellor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Barber, was 33 and her mother, Lissey Hadfield, was 33. She married John William Simister on 27 June 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1866 and lived in Coalville Election Precinct, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 18 December 1924, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Coalville Cemetery, Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Simister
Elizabeth Barber
Marriage: 27 June 1869
Mary Elizabeth Simister
Sarah Elizabeth Simister
Eliza Jane Simister
Margaret Ann Simister
James Thomas Simister
Clara Simister
Jared Elisha Simister
Wilford Simister

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 8
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 21
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a barber, from Middle English barb(o)ur ‘barber’ (Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’). In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’ (compare 1 above).Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1 above).

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

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    History of John W. Simister

    This short history of John W. Simister was gathered together by his daughter Mrs. Margaret A. Simister Lee and was written in the interest of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Transcribed from original …

    Sources (45)

    • Elizabeth Simister, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Elizabeth Barber in entry for Arthur Kay Foulger and Clara S Stevenson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Elizabeth Barber in entry for Jared Elisha Simister, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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