Elizabeth Murdoch

18 December 1822–23 November 1856 (Age 33)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Murdoch was born on 18 December 1822, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Murdoch, was 42 and her mother, Elisabeth Salter, was 31. She married William Stewart on 18 November 1850, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1855. She died on 23 November 1856, in Wyoming, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in The Plains, Athens, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Stewart
Elizabeth Murdoch
Marriage: 18 November 1850
James Murdoch Stewart
William Stewart
Neil Murdock Stewart
Elizabeth Stewart

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1850Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Peoria, Illinois, United States
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 10
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal names Muireadhach ‘mariner’, Murchadh ‘sea-warrior’, and Muircheartach ‘sea-ruler’, the first element in each being muir ‘sea’. The personal name was introduced into Yorkshire and Normandy by Norsemen from Ireland as early as the 10th century. The surname in post-Conquest medieval England usually belongs to Norman families.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Elizabeth Stewart Fisher - compiled and written by Bertha Fisher Shields

    A life of toil and triumph over hardships is that of Elizabeth Stewart Fisher formerly of Meadow Millard Co. Utah and lately of Raymond, Alberta, Canada. Elizabeth Stewart was born 25 August 1867 …

    Sources (16)

    • Eliz. Merdoch in entry for Neil M. Stewart, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Eliz Murdoch in household of Jas Walker, "Scotland Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Murdock, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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