Alice Beardsworth Houghton

8 May 1823–13 November 1886 (Age 63)
Clayton Le Woods, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alice Beardsworth

When Alice Beardsworth Houghton was born on 8 May 1823, in Clayton Le Woods, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Houghton, was 33 and her mother, Alice Beardsworth, was 30. She married William Greenwood on 29 May 1843, in Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 13 November 1886, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Greenwood
Alice Beardsworth Houghton
Marriage: 29 May 1843
Joseph Robinson Greenwood
Elizabeth Alice Greenwood
Benjamin Young Greenwood
Margaret Ann Greenwood
Alice Greenwood
William Houghton Greenwood
Samuel Greenwood
Jacob Greenwood
Alma Greenwood
Rachel Greenwood
Jedediah Morgan Greenwood
Mary Ellen Greenwood
Joshua Greenwood
Ruth Greenwood

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  • Marriage
    29 May 1843Scott, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 2
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 19
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from any of numerous places called Houghton or Hoghton. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some have different etymologies; for example, Little Houghton in Eccles (Lancashire), which derives from Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’ + tūn, and Houghton in Bigbury (Devon), which may derive from an Old English personal name Huhha + Old English tūn.variant of Haughton .

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

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    Alice Houghton Greenwood Life History

    Alice Houghton Greenwood History The following letter was among those in the Relief Society Jubilee box opened in Provo in 1930, after being closed since 1880. It is written by the late Alice Gree …

    Sources (66)

    • Alice Alden in entry for Rachel Greenwood Hunter, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alice Greenwood im Haushalt von William Greenwood, „United States Census, 1850“
    • Alice Houghton in entry for Joshua Greenwood and Hazel Hill Jensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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