Elizabeth Matthews

9 April 1848–30 December 1874 (Age 26)
Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Matthews was born on 9 April 1848, in Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Abel Matthews, was 34 and her mother, Mary Ann Walker, was 30. She married Joseph Howard Ashton on 18 February 1860, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 30 December 1874, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Howard Ashton
Elizabeth Matthews
Marriage: 18 February 1860
Mary Elizabeth Ashton
Margaret Ann Ashton
Juliett Ashton
Joseph Henry Ashton
Franklin Thomas Ashton
John Daniel Ashton
Agnes Ellen Ashton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1860Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    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 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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

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    1862 Travel to Utah

    Elizabeth Matthews traveled to Utah in 1862 as part of the James Wareham Company. See https://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/pioneerDetail?lang=eng&pioneerId=28263.

    Sources (12)

    • Elizabeth Mathews in household of Abel Mathews, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Eliz Mathews in entry for Jns D Ashton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Elizabeth Ashton in household of Joseph Ashton, "United States Census, 1870"

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