Elizabeth Ruff

10 July 1814–24 July 1877 (Age 63)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ruff was born on 10 July 1814, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, her father, James Ruff, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Lee, was 33. She married William Frisby on 25 September 1831, in Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 24 July 1877, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Frisby
Elizabeth Ruff
Marriage: 25 September 1831
William Frisby
Jane Emily Frisby
William Frisby
Nathan Frisby
Elizabeth Rebecca Frisby
John James Frisby
David James Frisby
Emma "Emily" Frisby
Ephraim Frisby
Joseph Hyrum Frisby
Lorenzo Frisby
Esther Frisby
Rachel Frisby
Ann Frisby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1831Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    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. 
    1831 · Old London Bridge Opens
    Age 17
    The popular childhood rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English rough, rowe, ruwe ‘rough (haired), shaggy, disheveled’.English (of Norman origin): perhaps a post-medieval spelling of Roff or Roof ; see Rolfe .Scottish: perhaps a Scots pronunciation of Rock .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Ephraim and Sarah Ann Lowe Frisby

    BIOGRAPHY OF EPHRAIM AND SARAH ANN (LOWE) FRISBY Ephraim Frisby was the sixth of eleven children. He was born January 30, 1847 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He had four brothers: Willis, Da …

    Sources (51)

    • Elizabeth Frisby in household of William Frisby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Sarah Ann Lowe in entry for Ephriam Frisby, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Elizabeth Hasty in household of William Hasty, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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