Elizabeth Echo Mercer

11 October 1848–17 March 1914 (Age 65)
Echo Canyon, Summit, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Echo

When Elizabeth Echo Mercer was born on 11 October 1848, in Echo Canyon, Summit, Utah, United States, her father, John Mercer, was 30 and her mother, Nancy Ann Wilson, was 31. She married Warren Barnes Smith on 10 October 1865, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 17 March 1914, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Warren Barnes Smith
Elizabeth Echo Mercer
Marriage: 10 October 1865
Margaret Smith
Amanda Smith
Warren Mercer Smith
John Mercer Smith
Melissa Smith
Nancy Smith
Alma Mercer Smith
Leah Elizabeth Smith
Margery Alice Smith
Florence Adeline Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1865American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 18
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English and Catalan: occupational name for a merchant, from Old French mercier, merchier (see Mercier ). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Grandmother Smith - from personal history of daughter of William Julian Greenwood - Lillian Greenwood

    My grandmother, Emma Julian, met and married John Mercer, who had been captain of ten of the first companies to come to Utah. He had a reputation as a breeder of fine horses. He and Emma were marrie …

    Sources (33)

    • Elisth Mercer in household of Ney Mercer, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Libby M Miller in entry for Stephen A Willis and Florence A Smith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Elizabeth Mercer in entry for Melissa Smith Hutchings, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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