Elizabeth Westwood

27 April 1857–25 July 1927 (Age 70)
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Westwood was born on 27 April 1857, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Westwood, was 35 and her mother, Martha Lomax, was 33. She married Joseph Wright on 18 May 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to United States in 1868 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and South Australia, Australia in 1927. She died on 25 July 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Wright
Elizabeth Westwood
Marriage: 18 May 1872
Ernest Wright
Charles Westwood Wright
Parley Prophet Wright
Walter Wright
Martha Wright
James Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 19
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name habitational name for someone who lived ‘by the west wood’ (Middle English west + wode), or who came from any of numerous places called Westwood (from Old English west ‘west’ + wudu ‘wood’), such as those in Kent, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, or Worcestershire.History: William Westwood was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

    Story Highlight

    Nancy Westwood (Shaw) history

    History written by one of Nancy Westwood Shaw's children. Nancy Westwood was born October 31, 1847 in Stockport, Lancashire, England to Thomas and Martha Lomax Westwood. Her father came to America i …

    Sources (37)

    • Elizabeth Westwood in entry for Parley Wright, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizebeth Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Wright, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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