Elizabeth Emery

23 May 1812–30 December 1888 (Age 76)
Chesterton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Emery was born on 23 May 1812, in Chesterton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Benjamin Emery, was 25 and her mother, Anne Ball, was 17. She married John Bowers on 27 June 1831, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 30 December 1888, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bowers
Elizabeth Emery
Marriage: 27 June 1831
James Bowers
Mary Ann Bowers
John Bowers
Rosanna Bowers
Thomas Emery Bowers
William Frederick Bowers
Emily Hannah Bowers
Levi Bowers
Betsy Jane Bowers
William Bowers
Rose Hannah Bowers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1831Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    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 7
    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. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the ancient Germanic personal name Amalric, composed of the elements Amal (a dynastic name among the Goths) + rīk ‘realm, power’. The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans, developing into the Middle English personal name Amery, Emery (from Old French Amauri, Emaurri). Compare Amery , Amory , and 2 below.French: from the Old French personal name Aimery, ancient Germanic Haimeric, from haim ‘home’+ rīc ‘power(ful)’. This may occasionally also be a derivation of the English surname (see 1 above). Compare Lemery .Americanized form of German Hemmerich .

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

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    Sources (43)

    • Elizabeth Bowers in household of John Bowers, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Emery in entry for Emily Hannah Deuel, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Bowers in household of John Bowers, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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