Elizabeth Ann Shirts

10 November 1848–22 November 1937 (Age 89)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Shirts was born on 10 November 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Peter Shirts, was 40 and her mother, Margaret Cameron, was 39. She married William McDonald on 3 November 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States for about 40 years and Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 22 November 1937, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William McDonald
Elizabeth Ann Shirts
Marriage: 3 November 1865
Hyrum McDonald
Sariah Jane McDonald
Margret Ann McDonald
Henry Carlos McDonald
Susan Sophia McDonald
Elizabeth McDonald
Joseph William McDonald
Elva Loretta McDonald
Clara Bell McDonald
Edward McDonald
Daniel Lewis McDonald
Maudie May McDonald

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 24
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schertz .Possibly also an altered form of English Shirt: topographic name for someone who lived on a detached piece of land, Middle English shurte, from Old English scyrte ‘skirt, cut off piece’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    To the posterity of Maudie May from Elizabeth Ann Shirtz

    We have received a copy of a letter from Maudie May’s grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Shirtz McDonald, who raised her from a small child. Though this letter is not on the Spendlove line we felt it would b …

    Sources (47)

    • Elizabeth Ann in entry for Jane McDonald, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
    • Elizabeth McDonald in household of John Howorth, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Annie Shirts in entry for James Astley Mcivor and Siney Jane Johnstone, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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