Elizabeth Watts

28 March 1839–24 August 1923 (Age 84)
Hinds, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Watts was born on 28 March 1839, in Hinds, Mississippi, United States, her father, Robert Harrison Watts, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Heath, was 23. She married James Mathieson Fife on 26 October 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Providence Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900 and Providence, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 24 August 1923, in Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Providence City Cemetery, Providence, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Mathieson Fife
1832–1900
Elizabeth Watts
1839–1923
Marriage: 26 October 1856
James Mathieson Fife
1857–1858
John Joseph Fife
1858–1876
Mary Elizabeth Fife
1859–1939
Jeanette Fife
1861–1935
Robert Harris Fife
1863–1924
Willanna Fife
1864–1865
Elizabeth Fife
1865–1934
Charles William Fife
1867–1918
Frank Fife
1868–1869
Calvin Fife
1870–1942
Elijah Alfred Fife
1871–1884
George Washington Fife
1873–1873
Alma Fife
1875–1877
Wallace Fife
1876–1958
Seth LaVern Fife
1878–1947
Grace Darlene Fife
1880–1953
Lewis Fife
1882–1941
Guy Fife
1885–1978

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (18)

    +13 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861
    Age 22
    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
    1863
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Watt , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Watt

    Story Highlight

    Fife Pioneers (Poem)

    Fife Pioneers James Fife Sr. and his good wife Were Scottish folks of Leith, Who one hundred and fifteen years ago, Heard of our LDS belief. They joined and sailed to America In the yea …

    Sources (64)

    • Elizabeth W Fife, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Elizabeth Watts in entry for Berthalina Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Fife in household of Jas Fife, "United States Census, 1860"

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