Elizabeth Wood

20 March 1846–14 May 1895 (Age 49)
England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wood was born on 20 March 1846, in England, United Kingdom, her father, James Wood, was 25 and her mother, Mary Bates, was 20. She married Henry Beckstead on 8 March 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 14 May 1895, in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in South Jordan Cemetery, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Beckstead
Elizabeth Wood
Marriage: 8 March 1862
James W. Beckstead
Mary Ann Beckstead
Sarah Elizabeth Beckstead

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).Americanized form of French Gadbois .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Elizabeth Wood in household of James Wood, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizabeth Wood in entry for Mary Ann Beckstead, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Elizabeth Bekstead in household of Henry Bekstead, "United States Census, 1880"

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