Elizabeth Neff

15 November 1840–2 May 1914 (Age 73)
Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Neff was born on 15 November 1840, in Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Neff, was 46 and her mother, Mary Barr, was 38. She married Charles Truman Stillman on 14 January 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 2 May 1914, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Truman Stillman
Elizabeth Neff
Marriage: 14 January 1858
Mary Elizabeth Stillman
John Neff Stillman
Harriet Seymour Stillman
Delia Barr Stillman
Charles Franklin Stillman
Deana Stillman
Samuel Seymour Stillman
Heber C Stillman
Forest Neff Stillman
Frances Minerva Stillman
Cyrus Neff Stillman
Letitia Barr Stillman
Brigham Jason Stillman
Barbara Matilda Stillman
Joseph Julian Stillman
Susanna Ethel Stillman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 January 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 8
    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.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: relationship name from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Naff .Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1 above.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’, cognate with 1 above.

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

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    Sources (51)

    • Elizabeth Neff in household of Benjamin Neff, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elizabeth in entry for Jno Neff Stillman, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Elizabeth Stillman in household of Charles Stillman, "United States Census, 1870"

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