Lydia Ellen Blackhurst

13 October 1815–24 August 1894 (Age 78)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Lydia Ellen

When Lydia Ellen Blackhurst was born on 13 October 1815, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Stephen Blackhurst Jr, was 39 and her mother, Lydia Ellen Cochram, was 40. She married William Halliday on 26 May 1850, in Carterville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Rockville Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 August 1894, in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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William Halliday
Lydia Ellen Blackhurst
Marriage: 26 May 1850
Lydia Ellen Halliday
William Wilford Halladay
Emma Ann Halladay

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  • Marriage
    26 May 1850Carterville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 6
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Blackhurst (in Cheshire, Shropshire, Kent) or Blackhurst Farm (Cheshire), derived from Old English blæc ‘black, dark’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’. Alternatively, it may be a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) black wooded hill’, with the same etymology.

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

    Story Highlight

    The Halladays were Pioneers

    The Halladays were Pioneers in Unknown Companies (1847-1868), Departure 847-1868, Arrival 1847-1868, Number In Company 3734 Pioneers have been entered in this company entry category because research h …

    Sources (30)

    • Lydia Hallady, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Blackhearst in entry for Emma Ellsworth, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Ellen Blackhurst, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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