Eliza Darton

31 May 1847–11 March 1874 (Age 26)
Deptford, Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Darton was born on 31 May 1847, in Deptford, Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Brace Darton Sr, was 27 and her mother, Mahala Headon Sloman, was 28. She married Benjamin Rouse Wright on 17 February 1866, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in New York County, New York, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 11 March 1874, in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Rouse Wright
Eliza Darton
Marriage: 17 February 1866
Samuel Benjamin Wright
William Herbert Wright
Jane Elizabeth Wright
Charlottie Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1866Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1855 · London's First Pillar Box
    Age 8
    The pillar box is a form of mailbox. Until 1855, people would have to walk the distance to go to the post office in order to send mail.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Derriton Farm in Sydenham Damerel or Derriton in Pyworthy (both Devon), so named from the Old English personal name Dȳra or Dīera + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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    Early Life

    (Taken from "Our Darton Ancestors" and written by Lawrence "J" Darton) James Brace Darton wass born on July 7, 1819, in Patter (Potter), pembroke, Wales, far from hif final resting place in Nephi, …

    Sources (21)

    • Eliza Wright in household of Benjamin Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Eliza Wright, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Eliza Darton in household of James P Darton, "United States Census, 1860"

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