Rachel Wilson

6 February 1843–18 April 1923 (Age 80)
Castlehill, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Wilson was born on 6 February 1843, in Castlehill, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Wilson, was 55 and her mother, Jane Ellis, was 44. She married John Holfeltz on 7 June 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Elkhorn, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 18 April 1923, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Holfeltz
Rachel Wilson
Marriage: 7 June 1860
John Holfeltz
Ellis Jane Holfeltz
Rachel Holfeltz
Mary Agnes Holfeltz
Elizabeth Clayborn Holfeltz
George Wilson Holfeltz
Janet or Nettie Holfeltz
James T Holfeltz

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1860Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.
    Age 4
    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Life of Rachel Wilson Part I

    This story is copied from The Holfeltz Family History - Compiled by Bert R. Holfeltz October 1966. Rachel Wilson was born February 6, 1843 at Castlehill, Dailly Parish, Ayr County, Scotland. Her pare …

    Sources (31)

    • Rachel Holfeltz, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Rachel Wilson in entry for James T Holfeltz, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Rachael Wilson in entry for George Wilson Sr. Hofeltz, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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