Elizabeth Amanda Prater

12 January 1828–30 January 1920 (Age 92)
Brownstown, Brownstown Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Amanda

When Elizabeth Amanda Prater was born on 12 January 1828, in Brownstown, Brownstown Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States, her father, Thomas Prater, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Kinworthy, was 19. She married John William Huntsman on 7 June 1846, in Bonaparte, Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880 and Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 30 January 1920, in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Oscar Holdaway
Elizabeth Amanda Prater
Marriage: 1 December 1855
Thomas Teancum Holdaway
Mary Melvina Holdaway
Joseph Alma Holdaway
Elizabeth Rachel Ray Holdaway

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  • Marriage
    1 December 1855Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 28
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): nickname from Middle English prater ‘chatterer’.English (southern): occupational name for a reeve, the chief magistrate or bailiff of a district, from Middle English preto(u)r, borrowed from Latin praetor.Dutch: occupational name for a warden of meadows or a gamekeeper, from Middle Dutch prater, preter (from Latin pratarius, a derivative of pratum ‘meadow’).

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Copy of Elizabeth Holdaway in household of David Holdaway, "United States Census, 1880"
    • E Prater in entry for Joseph Alma Holdaway and Mary Clarkson Nuttall, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Elizabeth A. Holdaway, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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