Elizabeth Hardy

20 January 1834–4 January 1922 (Age 87)
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Hardy was born on 20 January 1834, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Hardie Hardy, was 27 and her mother, Jean Janett Jeanett Wilson, was 23. She married William Fotheringham on 9 April 1856, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Beaver Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 4 January 1922, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Fotheringham
Elizabeth Hardy
Marriage: 9 April 1856
William Fotheringham Junior
John Hardy Fotheringham
Robert Brown Hardy Fotheringham
James Hardy Fotheringham
Elizabeth Hardy Fotheringham
Charlotte Fotheringham
Thomas Hardy Fotheringham
Franklin Hardy Fotheringham
Andrew Wardrobe Fotheringham
Annie Fotheringham
Goodrich Fotheringham
Charles Fotheringham

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  • Marriage
    9 April 1856Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 4
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 23
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, and Walloon: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold, courageous’. The surname of Walloon origin is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium (mainly in Belgian Limburg). Compare Hard 2.Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.Americanized form of Swiss German Härdi: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with hard ‘brave, strong’.

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

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    Elizabeth Hardy

    ELIZABETH HARDY FOTHERINGHAM Elizabeth Hardy was born on January 20, in either 1834 or 1837, at Airt, Sterlingshire, Scotland to Robert Hardy and Jeanette Wilson. (Her christening entry was nev …

    Sources (26)

    • Elizabeth Hardy in entry for Elizabeth Neilson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elisth Fotheringham in household of Wm Fotheringham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizabeth Hardy in entry for Robert Fotheringham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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