Eliza Ann Crabtree

Brief Life History of Eliza Ann

When Eliza Ann Crabtree was born on 5 August 1848, in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Crabtree, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Aston, was 19. She married William Alfred Rossiter on 27 December 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Lindsey, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Aldershot, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 12 May 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alfred Rossiter
Eliza Ann Crabtree
Marriage: 27 December 1863
Phoebe Ellen Rossiter
William Herbert Rossiter
Mary Alice Rossiter
Elizabeth Rossiter
Frederick Charles Rossiter
Edith May Rossiter
George Alfred Rossiter
Lillian Rossiter
Lucy Ella Rossiter
Ernest Crabtree Rossiter
Elmer Dean Rossiter

Sources (79)

  • Elizabeth E Crabtree in household of William Aston, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Eliza Willis, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eliza Ann Rossiter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from a lost place in Sowerbyshire, Yorkshire named Crabtree, named from Middle English crabbetre ‘crab-apple tree’. In some instances possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a crab-apple tree.

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

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Eliza Ann Crabtree was born on 5 August 1848 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England to Charles and Elizabeth Aston Crabtree. She was the oldest of ten children, four girls and six boys, the first three be …

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