Elizabeth Highton

20 March 1824–15 August 1888 (Age 64)
Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Highton was born on 20 March 1824, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Heighton or Hoyton, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Andrew, was 21. She married William Booth Jr on 29 June 1845, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Middleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 15 August 1888, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

William Booth Jr
Elizabeth Highton
Marriage: 29 June 1845
Hannah Booth
Thomas Booth
John Booth
Alice Booth
George Henry Booth
Jonas Booth
Francis Booth
Heber Booth
Willard Booth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1845Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 1
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 19
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: (i) locative name from Heighton Street in West Firle or South Heighton (both in Sussex). (ii) perhaps a variant of Huyton , as the name of Huyton in Blackrod (Lancs) is also recorded as Highton; see Lancs Place-Names , p. 45.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight


    ELIZABETH HIGHTON 1824 - 1888 Elizabeth Highton was born 20 March 1824 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. She was the daughter of John Highton or Hoyton and Elizabeth Andrew. We know of no brothers …

    Sources (31)

    • Elizabeth Booth, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Highton in entry for Heber Booth, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Elizabeth Booth in household of William Booth, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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